New, Revised and Small Sites
Section 4 - Settlement Summary updates for Norwich
20 sites were consulted upon in Norwich in early 2018.
The Site Proposals document concluded: "other than the Deal Ground where there are acknowledged complex issues to overcome to deliver development, while there may be policy issues, none of the sites put forward in Norwich are severely constrained."
10 additional sites and one proposal to amend the settlement boundary were submitted through the consultation.
GNLP0409R is a residential-led 200-dwelling mixed use proposal at Barrack Street. Constraints relate to highways improvements, potential contamination from the former use as a factory/print works, management of flood risk, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), as well as townscape and landscape considerations.
GNLP2062 is a residential-led mixed use development between Rouen Road and Thorn Lane. Constraints relate to highways improvements, potential remediation of the land, surface water flood risk, listed buildings, the City Centre Conservation Area, and a designated open space over-laps part of the site.
GNLP2077 is for additional town centre uses including retail (A1), leisure (D2) and food & drink (A3) within the existing footprint of Chapelfield Mall. There are no details as to how this might be achieved, but given the location there are known constraints to do with listed buildings, the City Centre Conservation Area, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), surface water flood risk, and potential contamination to investigate.
GNLP2114 is proposed for residential-led mixed use development on Muspole Street. Constraints relate to possible highways improvement, the presence nearby of scheduled monuments and listed buildings, the City Centre Conservation Area, and flood risk.
GNLP2120 encompasses Congregation Hall on the UEA campus. It is proposed for redevelopment as a conference centre of 8,300 square metres. Constraints relate to the nearby Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), but it is noted this site is previously developed and centrally located within the university campus.
GNLP2123 is adjacent to the Sainsbury Centre in the UEA campus, and is proposed for university-related development, possibly the expansion of the Sainsbury Centre. Constraints relate to the partially overlapping County Wildlife Site (0.17 ha) and listed buildings (including the Sainsbury Centre itself). Nearby is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
GNLP2137 encompasses the entire existing Riverside development, including the bars, restaurants, Odeon cinema, Morrisons supermarket, retail units and car parks. Considerations include fluvial and surface flood risk, as well as heritage matters (including the City Conservation Area and listed buildings).
GNLP2159 is for a high-density residential development of 150 dwellings on Ber Street. Constraints include possible highways improvements, as well as townscape matters such as nearby listed buildings and the City Centre Conservation Area.
GNLP2163 is for a high-density residential development of 44 dwellings on the Colegate car park site. Constraints include possible highways improvements, as well as townscape matters such as nearby listed buildings and the City Centre Conservation Area.
GNLP2164 is a proposal for 20-25 dwellings on land west of Eastgate House on Thorpe Road. Constraints include possible highways improvements, nearby listed buildings, and adjacent land with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), and the Thorpe Ridge Conservation Area.
GNLPSL0011 falls below the size threshold of 0.25ha, and therefore is listed in this context. However, as it falls within Norwich City boundary, it is not appropriate to consider it as a settlement boundary change. The site is proposed for continued use as a community garden.
In conclusion, all the newly submitted sites provide opportunity for redevelopment for residential and commercial uses, both in the City Centre and at the UEA campus. The larger sites in particular will require information from promoters about the exact proposals and timescales for redevelopment coming forward.