Norwich is very much a city on the move. A whole range of ambitious projects planned for the next few years clearly demonstrates this. So let’s have a look at some of the plans that look set to change the face of the city.
This recently revived £370 million scheme is planned for the land by the river between Thorpe St Andrew and Whitlingham. It includes 120 new homes, student accommodation and 11 acres of parkland.
St Anne’s Wharf is another section of riverside land where there are plans for 430 new homes at a cost of £70 million. This will sit alongside the other Riverside developments that have taken place since 2000.
Easton new homes
Easton, the small village to the west of Norwich, has been earmarked for 900 new homes, with planning permission recently granted. This will double the size of the existing village and see major changes.
Rackheath ‘Growth Triangle’
The area between Sprowston, Thorpe and Rackheath is set to be the site of 3,500 new homes over the next two decades. There will also be primary schools, cafes and a park.
Housing at Hellesdon
The golf club here is planning to move out and sell the land to make way for around 1,000 new homes. There are some objections to the project but the first stage is likely to start building soon.
The university is a major feature of the city and brings growth, talent and investment to the area. The plan is to extend the campus with £300 million in the next 15 years. This aims to further enhance the university’s reputation as a world leading institution.
Retail park at Sweet Briar
There are plans for a new retail park in the ring road next to the existing site. This would add much needed retail and commercial space in a site not currently being used.
The Community Sports Foundation has plans for a new sports village on the existing Anglian Windows site. Transforming this brownfield site into a community sports area would have numerous benefits for the city, not least in terms of public health.
Mecca Bingo flats
Providing some much needed accommodation to match the campus development the plan is to create space for more than 200 more students in a site called the Quad.
Perhaps the city’s biggest development. Plans have been in place here for years but if it happens it would add new homes, shops, and hospitality next to the River Yare. A current lack of infrastructure is holding up development.
If you’d like to know more about these or any other developments, get in touch with local property experts Agile. If it’s happening in the city, we know about it.
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