Plans for major Norwich housing development is rubber stamped

Plans for a huge housing development in Sprowston have this afternoon been given the go-ahead by Broadland District Council's Planning Committee.

A unanimous decision by the committee means the development could start as soon as a section 106 agreement attached to the planning permission is signed by both parties, although a two-month limit was added as a condition to the acceptance.

The conclusion of those complex legal negotiations which finalise the development plans were said to be 'imminent' so work being able to start on the 86-acre site has moved a step closer.

The plans for 1,233 new homes - which could see more than 5,000 people moving to the area - and new amenities off Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston, backing on to the Tesco supermarket, were approved three years ago but the scheme was mothballed by the downturn in the housing market.


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