Landform secured consent for its Green Lane Orchard development in Norwich in December 2018. The site was sold to Orbit Homes in April 2021 and is now under development.
The 17ha (42 acre) site, located adjacent to the Broadland Business Park and the recently opened Norwich Distributor Road, comprises 283 dwellings, of which 93 are affordable units, together with 2ha (5 acre) of land for a new 2-form entry primary school.
The development also received consent for 11 fully serviced self-build / custom build plots. Erik Pagano, Landform Managing Director, said: “We are very happy to have secured consent for the development following close and productive consultation with Broadland DC, especially through their use of officer delegated powers. The use of delegated powers on such a large site is a first for us.”
The site, a former market garden and flower nursery, has a lot of natural elements which are being retained, such as an abandoned apple orchard which will be restored and form part of the public open space, along with the provision of a new bridleway and cycleway linking to the wider areas.
The self-build plots are well located within the site and are large, offering 4 and 5-bedroom detached house formats. Good demand is anticipated, following other recent successful self-build projects completed nearby in the city.
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