Logo

Decision due over more than 300 homes next to Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium

PUBLISHED: 06:30 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 07 February 2018

More than 70 homes could be built between the river and Laurence Scott's site. Pic: Adrian Judd.

More than 70 homes could be built between the river and Laurence Scott's site. Pic: Adrian Judd.

Archant Norfolk 2010

A £48m project to build more than 300 new homes just a stone’s throw away from Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road stadium could be about to take a major step forward.

An earlier artist's impression of the Carrow Quarter. The designs have been through some changes since. Pic: Broadland Housing Association. An earlier artist's impression of the Carrow Quarter. The designs have been through some changes since. Pic: Broadland Housing Association.

A vision for a new ‘Carrow Quarter’ near the Canaries’ stadium was first mooted back in 2010, and Broadland Housing Association is hoping a positive decision over two planning applications tomorrow will enable work to begin later this year.

But there are objections, with concerns raised that new homes will add to travel problems for people already living nearby.

Planning permission for 250 apartments - next to the already built flats and apartments in Geoffrey Watling Way, was granted to Broadland Housing Association in 2012.

At tomorrow’s meeting of Norwich City Council’s planning committee, councillors will be asked to approve some tweaks to the scheme, including to the design and the mix of flats.

Green city councillor Lesley Grahame. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Green city councillor Lesley Grahame. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

But they will also consider a separate application for 73 flats on land between the river and the Laurence Scott building, which had been used as a car park by the football club. The club’s main car park behind the South Stand is not affected.

Those flats would be a mix of 27 one bedroom flats and 46 two bedroom flats. And that has prompted a dozen objections, with people living nearby concerned it will add to traffic problems in the area.

Lesley Grahame, Green city councillor for Thorpe Hamlet, who lives nearby, said: “While I support the principle of building homes on unused sites, I fully endorse the concerns and share the frustrations of my neighbours who find the traffic situation intolerable already.”

But council officers are recommending approval.

Flashback to 2006 when the first flats on Geoffrey Watling Way were taking shape. .
Picture by Mike Page. Flashback to 2006 when the first flats on Geoffrey Watling Way were taking shape. . Picture by Mike Page.

They acknowledge the concerns about transport, but say the development will be ‘low car’.

They said: “Concerns regarding congestion are noted and understood. Congestion at the junction of Carrow Road with Canaryfields occurs at peak times, predominantly due to congestion on the main road network that is routine.

“Regeneration of Carrow Quarter has been subject to a masterplan that sought to deliver housing development on the basis of ‘low car’ provision to seek to minimise congestion.”

The committee will meet at City Hall at 9.45am.

Latest Property Articles

Five property projects including the restoration of one of the oldest buildings in Carbrooke and the creation of Norwich’s International Aviation Academy have been shortlisted for a major award.

If you dream of owning a gorgeous farmhouse with country views, it’s not always easy as many such properties stay in the same family for generations. But High Elm House, Pye Lane, Deopham, may be just what you are looking for. Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit this property for sale with Brown & Co.

Howard Bailey, of Spire solicitors, discusses using bitcoins for buying and selling properties.

Concerns have been raised over the future of a river valley following plans for new homes.

One of the first apartments in the NR1 complex on Norwich riverside has now sold with buyers able to get a mortgage following confirmation that the building is fire proof.

Kate Mamo-Lewis and Samantha Withers of Attik Property Services talk about the emotional difficulty of letting go of your possessions, or clearing the house of a loved one.

Renters with pets say they are victims of discrimination when searching for rental property.

Need some insider knowledge from a Norfolk interior designer? Read Louise Ives-Wilkinson’s trade secrets and save money on your DIY...

How easy is it really to renovate a property from scratch? Property editor Caroline Culot went to see Norwich graphic designer Vish Joory who has just bought a terraced house in need of a complete renovation and restoration.

Does your home or office leave you feeling a bit uninspired? Property editor Caroline Culot asked interior designer Louise Ives-Wilkinson for some ideas based on actual projects.

It may be Daniel Day-Lewis who is up for an Oscar for his role in the stylish new film the Phantom Thread – but the real, understated star is the beautiful Georgian mews house the story is set in, which is for sale in London for offers in excess of £15 million. Property editor Caroline Culot finds a Norfolk equivelant!

Have you joined the self-build revolution?

Joe Pattinson, from Newbury New Homes, asks whether greedy developers will be penalised?

One of the oldest buildings in Wymondham where 41 Tudor heraldic wall shields were discovered in its restoration is now for sale with the historic relics preserved behind glass.

Norwich is set to benefit from nearly £1m in funding to clear a brownfield site ready for up to 250 new homes.

The iconic pink house on Pottergate is on the market.

A rare opportunity to buy the former Port and Haven commissioner’s office on South Quay, Great Yarmouth, has arisen.

A parish councillor fears there is little which can be done to stop 283 homes from being built to the east of Norwich.

The chief executive of Weston Homes says he is committed to redeveloping Norwich’s Anglia Square.

Lots of luxury homes were snapped up across the county last year.

In an age when some estate agents are here today, gone tomorrow, to be operating after 25 years in the business is somewhat an achievement. So there is much to celebrate at Bycroft Estate Agents in Great Yarmouth as property editor Caroline Culot found out when she visited Charles Bycroft and his son, Daniel.

April 6 last year marked the introduction of the profound changes to the taxation of buy-to-let investments, leaving landlords scrambling around trying to protect themselves from higher tax bills due to the reduced deductibility of mortgage interest.

Coming down the pike (yet another) new law seemingly to further bash already well beaten up landlords. Recently, the bill to allow tenants to sue their landlords where their home is not fit for purpose was debated in Parliament and passed with flying colours by MPs across all political divides. It is expected the resultant law will be up and running by the end of this year.

This is one bus you really do want to catch! Blakey’s is a 1956 Lodekka double decker which has been converted into a tea room which has been serving afternoon cakes and brews on the Common, Mulbarton, Norwich, since it opened in 2016.

A £48m project to build more than 300 new homes just a stone’s throw away from Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road stadium could be about to take a major step forward.

Bad mould? Leaking roof, or made homeless? We want to hear from you if you have had any problems with housing.

Norwich has missed out on £55m and lost more than 900 council homes because of the government’s Right To Buy scheme, council leaders have said.

The Norfolk Broads is one of the biggest attractions for people wanting to move to the county, says Sheron Harley, from the Property Shop.

In years gone by, the start of the year was traditionally when estate agents could ease slowly back into work after the Christmas break, safe in the knowledge that most people would leave it until the first green shoots of spring before thinking about putting their house on the market, or starting to look for their next dream home.

Most boys love their toys but when you’re a top professional football player, you can afford very large toys and an even larger house in which to play with them!

Councillors have approved plans for 71 new homes in Drayton and a further 20 in Little Plumstead.

A Broadland councillor said plans for a new supermarket in Taverham were none of Norwich City Council’s “business” following its objection to the scheme.

Plans for a petrol station near Norwich have been turned down after councillors heard there was a “real risk” the city’s drinking water supply could become contaminated.

Plans for a drive-through KFC and Starbucks in the heart of the Postwick Hub have been recommended for approval by council officers.

Construction of a 163-home development in Blofield could begin this summer should it receive planning permission.

Twenty new homes and an extension to a school car park are proposed for the former hospital site in Little Plumstead.

Residents of a new estate in a Norfolk market town have branded a massive ’soakaway’ pit which they say was dug in front of their homes without notice a dangerous death trap.

New showhomes were launched today in Threescore, Bowthorpe at what is the largest ‘passivhaus’ development in the UK.

Showhouses at a new Norfolk Homes development in Hemsby are available to view this weekend.

We’ve mapped the latest price paid data from the Land Registry Office to give a snapshot of the Norfolk property market.

With the recent reshuffle in the government concerning housing, how could this affect the rental industry? Mike White, from Martin & Co, discusses.

Choosing the right conveyancer is part of prearing to buy and sell a home, says Julie Crowder-Barr, from Spire solicitors

Louis de Soissons, head of Savills’ Norwich residential team, offers some tips on selling in winter

A woman from Norwich has been left without heating for over 10 weeks during the coldest part of the year.

Meet the Editor

Caroline Culot

Email
Twitter

I am the property editor in charge of delivering some exciting and informative content within Archant’s varied titles. We have 16-17 pages of stories, features and columns in the EDP Property supplement out every Friday free in your EDP so please don’t miss it.