Lanpro has secured outline planning permission for the development of a 36.87 ha site comprising a minimum of 803 dwellings with access roads and associated infrastructure at land south of Salhouse Road in Sprowston. Although the housing layout is indicative, the application proposals will likely deliver a mix of housing types at a range of densities including a significant proportion of affordable homes.
The plans also include a new primary school, for which two hectares of land will be put aside as part of a Section 106 agreement. A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme will run along the Salhouse Road / Gurney Road corridor and improvements will also be made to the Norwich Cycle Network as part of the Pink Pedalway. A management company will be set up to manage and maintain the new areas of open space, play areas and green infrastructure that will be delivered as part of the scheme. Finally, a new link road between Salhouse Road and Plumstead Road will be built under another planning application that was submitted alongside this application and planning officers have made it clear they expect the link road application to be approved under delegated powers, meaning it will not be necessary for it to go before the planning committee.
Chris Leeming, Managing Director of Lanpro, said:
“This is an excellent scheme which will provide a diverse range of housing types including much needed affordable homes within an area of Greater Norwich which has already been designated by Broadland District Council as being particularly suitable for housing delivery. The site is situated fairly close to the employment opportunities that exist at Broadland Business Park, Rackheath and Salhouse Road and residents who work in Norwich City Centre can benefit from the Bus Rapid Transit scheme that will not only get them to work quickly but will also reduce their reliance on cars. The new primary school and open spaces demonstrate our client’s commitment to delivering sufficient social and green infrastructure as part of the plans, and in the final analysis, the area will undoubtedly become a truly sustainable neighbourhood in which people want to live well into the future.”