Queens Road, Norwich

Lanpro secured full planning permission on appeal for the development of a 252- unit purpose built student accommodation scheme.

The scheme was refused by Norwich City Council on the basis of harm caused by the height and mass of the building on the amenity of neighbouring residents and heritage assets. Lanpro successfully argued that the scheme design would not cause harm to the Conservation Area or nearby heritage assets and limited harm to the amenity of neighbouring residential properties.

The scheme will meet an identified need for student accommodation as evidenced by Norwich City Council which will help to release family housing back into the private market. The development will also deliver a long-held aspiration of the City Council to have a pedestrian connection between Queens Road and Surrey Street which help to provide a more direct link between these part of the City and the train station.  The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

The scheme was refused by Norwich City Council on the basis of harm caused by the height and mass of the building on the amenity of neighbouring residents and heritage assets. Lanpro successfully argued that the scheme design would not cause harm to the Conservation Area or nearby heritage assets and limited harm to the amenity of neighbouring residential properties.

The scheme will meet an identified need for student accommodation as evidenced by Norwich City Council which will help to release family housing back into the private market. The development will also deliver a long-held aspiration of the City Council to have a pedestrian connection between Queens Road and Surrey Street which help to provide a more direct link between these part of the City and the train station.  The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

Project: Queens Road, Norwich
Client Name: SCY Student Accommodation Ltd
Council Name: Norwich City Counci
Disciplines:
Planning + Development
Archaeology + Heritage
Transport + Travel
Jane Crichton (Senior Associate Planner)
T: 01603 559468
"The appeal overturned the refusal by Norwich City Council as the Inspector concluded the development would be of social and economic benefit not demonstrably outweighed by harm to the Conservation Area."
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