Sprowston development plan gets backing

Just Regional
Sep 26, 2013 2 mins read

Broadland District Council has today resolved to grant outline planning consent to proposals for a 3,520-home sustainable urban extension north of Sprowston and Old Catton.

A meeting of the council’s Planning Committee approved the plans from Beyond Green Developments subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement.

It includes up to 3,520 homes of mixed size and type, with 33% affordable homes, up to 16,800m² of business and employment space creating 1,000 local jobs, up to 8,800m² of retail and service development for shops, banks, cafés, restaurants, pubs and other essential local services, sites for two new primary schools and up to 2,000m² of community space including two community halls, a health centre and library, space for hotel and guesthouse accommodation.

The plans also include more than 80 hectares of green space including a major new public park at Beeston Park, three recreation grounds, allotments and community gardens.

Jonathan Smales, from the Beyond Green Group, said: “We’re delighted that Broadland District Council has resolved to grant outline planning consent to our proposals for North Sprowston and Old Catton. A huge amount of work has gone into making the case for a sustainable new community here.”

The application site is within the Broadland Growth Triangle proposed for at least 7,000 homes by 2026 rising to at least 10,000 after 2026.


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