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Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension

A new community that complements the historic market town of Attleborough with well-designed new neighbourhoods, linked by a linear park.

We want to engage with residents at every step of the way.

Homes England has, and continues to, proactively seek the views of the local community and local stakeholders on the proposed development. We are currently holding a number of in-person and online events to receive feedback on the linear park and open space proposals.

View our feedback page for further information


Second session: Have your say on plans for the future public open spaces at Attleborough SUE

We are holding a second public webinar online on Wednesday 13th December 2023. It will give an overview of the scheme alongside an update on our progress bringing forward the first phase. Following which we will welcome feedback from attendees focused on the public open spaces.

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Outline planning permission for the Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) was granted in March 2020 for 4,000 homes, a link road and other infrastructure (such as a waste water treatment works), two primary schools, local and neighbourhood centres, community facilities and public open space.

Since then, Homes England, the UK Government’s housing and regeneration agency, has purchased the first parcel of land.

Homes England’s mission is to drive regeneration and housing delivery to create high-quality homes and thriving places. This will support greater social justice, the levelling up of communities across England and create places people are proud to call home.

Homes England’s role at Attleborough is to kick start the development and we are committed to delivering the initial road and drainage infrastructure to aid the delivery of a new community that complements the historic market town, with well-designed neighbourhoods, linked by a linear park. Homes England is working with Breckland District Council and local stakeholders to turn these plans into reality.

The timeline below outlines key progress and activities to support delivery:


Outline plans submitted to Breckland District Council by Ptarmigan Land.

March 2020

Outline plans approved by Breckland District Council for Attleborough SUE.

March 2021

Homes England purchases the first phase of land at Attleborough SUE.

January 2023

Design code and structuring plan approved for the whole site. These documents set the land use and design parameters for the SUE.

March 2023

Homes England submit the first detailed (or “reserved matters”) application for the first phase and drainage.

July 2023

Approval of site wide documents that set the approach for the delivery of self/custom build housing, affordable housing, green measures, superfast broadband and employment.

Summer 2024

Estimated start of development on Homes England land.

Autumn 2025

Estimated first homes completed on Homes England land.

This web portal will be kept up to date with information as proposals for the first phase of the Sustainable Urban Extension are developed.