Spixworth housing scheme may require archaeological dig before it can go ahead

Land in Spixworth which is to be developed for housing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Land in Spixworth which is to be developed for housing.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

An archaeological dig may have to be carried out on the edge of Norwich before plans for 19 new homes can go ahead.

Broadland District Council officers have warned that the proposed development in Spixworth is near to a possible section of Roman Road, running from Brampton to Thorpe St Andrew.

They have asked for planning committee members to impose the need for an archeological investigation should it decide to approve the application next Wednesday.

Developers AGF Land and La Ronde Wright Ltd are seeking permission to build the homes off Buxton Road, south of Moorsticks Bed and Breakfast.

Planning officers have recommended the application for approval, but have asked for numerous conditions to be imposed.


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The planning report states: 'The site is near to a possible section of the Roman Road which runs from Brampton to Thorpe St Andrew.

'Settlement was often located alongside Roman roads and consequently there is the potential that buried archaeological remains will be present and may be disturbed by the proposed works.'

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A council spokesman added that it would be a requirement for any finds to be recorded.

For more information, search application number 20152035.

Have you made an archaeological discovery? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684.

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