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Jonathan Smales, left, executive chairman of Beyond Green, and Neil Murphy, director of planning, at Beeston Hall Park which will be a country park in part of their planned 3,520 houses development in North Sprowston and Old Catton (NS&OC). Picture: Denise Bradley
Friday, November 2, 2012
Documents disclosing how 207 hectares of farmland north of Norwich could be transformed into a new community have emerged.
Developer Beyond Green, which is representing five landowners, aims to build 3,520 houses near Sprowston and Old Catton in the next 15 to 20 years, which they claim will create 1,000 jobs.
Thousands of pages of plans on the North Sprowston and Old Catton project have been submitted to Broadland District Council and are now finally available for the public to view in full.
The new documents reveal: • Ponds designed for the new Beeston Park could pose a safety threat to planes using Norwich International Airport;
• It will cost £225,000 a year to get bus services up and running, with Beyond Green pumping money into the service to encourage people into the habit of using the bus.
• The development is expected to house around 7,500 people;
• Residents could be able to pick fruit and nuts from trees in woodland and in the streets;
• A centre for “food and rural activity” is planned, as part of Beyond Green’s aims to create a hub for sustainable food and farming;
• Ambitions to “dramatically” reduce household waste and a desire to increase composting.
The planned development, which will make up a third of the houses planned for land in the north east growth triangle, near Norwich, until 2026, has so far received a mixed response from people living nearby.
For more on the proposals, see today’s papers.