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Monday, October 29, 2012
Plans which would see a specialist aviation business park built at Norwich International airport are set to be lodged with the city council within months.
Bosses at the airport revealed in July that they were teaming up with Cambridge-based commercial property specialists Wrenbridge to create a business park with up to 100,000 square metre of floorspace, which they say could create 1,000 new jobs within a decade.
If plans get the go-ahead. the park will be developed on 100 acres of land to the north-east of the main runway with the first phase led by Norwich-based firm Air Livery, which currently has its headquarters on Liberator Road.
And airport bosses have revealed that they intend to apply for planning permission this winter, with a two-day public exhibition organised for next month.
People are invited to visit the exhibition, in the arrivals area at the airport’s main terminal area, to view and discuss the plans.
Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions about the proposals.
The exhibition will run between 2pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday, November 20 and from 9.30am until 2pm the following day.
There will be directions from the short stay car park at the airport and parking tickets can be validated at the exhibition so visitors to it can park for free.
The plans centre around an initial investment of between £3m and £4m to create a link road into the site from the A140 Cromer roundabout near Horsford, along the former taxiway to the north east corner of the airport, and to fit the necessary infrastructure such as electricity, though it will also link to the proposed Norwich northern distributor road.
It has been made possible after land was released to the airport by Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council.
When the plans were first revealed in the summer, Andrew Bell, chief executive at Norwich International airport, said: “This announcement marks another positive step forward for the airport and further demonstrates the key role it plays as a driver of direct and indirect employment and economic growth in the region.”