Revealed: What Norwich AeroPark could look like

Norwich AeroPark plans

Norwich AeroPark plans - Credit: Supplied

This is one of the first images of what a new aviation park at Norwich International Airport could look like.

Norwich AeroPark plans

Norwich AeroPark plans - Credit: Supplied

Bosses at the airport revealed last summer they were teaming up with Cambridge-based commercial property specialists Wrenbridge to create the Norwich AeroPark.

It would have up to 100,000 square metres of floorspace, which airport bosses say could create 1,000 new jobs within a decade.

As reported in the Norwich Evening News, the plans had been formally lodged with Norwich City Council, but have now been lodged with Broadland District Council too, as the site straddles both local authority areas.

And airport bosses have now released artist's impressions of what the development could look like, if permission is secured.

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The application seeks permission to build a new five-bay hangar and head office facility for aircraft painting firm Air Livery, and access roads from the A140.

There is also an outline application for the development of the remainder of the 100-acre site which is expected to accommodate up to 860,000 sq ft of aviation-related development in total.

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In November, people are invited to visit an exhibition detailing the plans at the airport.

Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council, said: 'I welcome the submission of the planning application as an important step forward for this project which would provide much-needed jobs in north Norwich.

'It is a major scheme and people can now have their say on the application as it has been published for consultation.'

David Dukes, economic development manager at Norfolk County Council, said: 'This is a really important development for the Greater Norwich economy. Of course, it will facilitate the growth of one of our major companies, but the opening up of 100 acres of new employment land provides a high quality investment opportunity which will generate considerable interest.'

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