Sprowston woodland to be named after miller’s family
- Credit: Archant Norfolk
It is a symbol of a town that few people living there today have memories of.
But the legacy of the family who ran Sprowston Post Mill will live on as an area of woodland is to be named after them.
The woodland currently split into Harrison's Plantation, The Breck and Boar Plantation, which span an area between Blue Boar Lane and Salhouse Road, will form a new park called Harrison's Wood.
At a meeting of Sprowston Town Council the name was chosen to remember the family's links with the area.
The woodland was secured as a public open space through a neighbouring development at White House Farm and will be passed from developers to Broadland District Council, who will in turn pass it to the town council.
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The project forms part of the Sprowston Neighbourhood Plan, which will see projects take place to improve the town for residents over the next decade.
Plans for Harrison's Wood include making the area more accessible by creating additional cycling and walking trails.
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A new connection from Plantation Drive through the neighbouring Cottage Plantation across Blue Boar Lane will be built along with a new puffin crossing so that residents can cross safely.
Funding was secured by a grant from the Greater Norwich Growth Board and it is hoped that the space will be publicly open later this year.
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