West Norfolk housing scheme alters proposal

An upcoming development entitled “Parkway” has amended its proposal to construct new homes in Gaywood, a town in Norfolk, after its first application was rejected.

The original proposal submitted sought planning permission to build 379 homes at the site located off Queen Mary Road, but a decision made by the West Norfolk Council cabinet stopped the scheme in its tracks.

Local environmentalists had raised objection to homes being constructed on part of the site, which is known for its wildlife. Local councillors requested that the plans be revised and limited to a smaller area, where the former College of West Anglia was based.

The plans have now been updated to a smaller scheme involving 228 homes instead. According to Lynn News, council leader for Norfolk West, Stuart Dark commented:

“I asked for a review of the original scheme, following which we determined that it wasn’t appropriate to continue with it as envisaged. We listened to what people had been saying and made a promise that we would not develop anything on the eastern side of the Parkway site.”

Architects in Chester, Gaywood and other parts of the UK often help developers and homeowners with more than drawing up designs.

Having close connections with councils and an understanding of the needs of local areas, architects can also help expedite planning applications, acting as an agent for property owners. Able to respond quickly to council planner’s objections and adapt plans accordingly, they can keep schemes on track, assisting them in achieving approval.

Posted by Mark
August 2, 2021

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