The settlements of Costessey and Easton are situated west of Norwich.
Easton originated as a linear village along a street and was a post-medieval settlement clustered on a crossroads east of St Peters Church. Today it is largely a late 20th century development to the south of the A47 with the church isolated from the settlement to the west side.
Costessey is divided into Old Costessey and to its east side, New Costessey. Old Costessey has a strong historic character with many 17th and 18th century buildings and its linear development pattern follows the line of the River Wensum to the east.
The A47 by-pass cuts across land between Easton and Costessey and joins the Dereham Road into Norwich. At this junction is the Longwater Retail and Business Park.