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Land at St Faith’s Road, Old Catton

Land at St Faith’s Road - Old Catton - Norwich

Taylor Wimpey is currently preparing a reserved matters planning application for a new residential development of 328 homes on land at St Faith’s Road, Old Catton.

  • Overview

    Overview

    We are currently preparing a reserved matters planning application for a new residential development of 328 homes on land at St Faith’s Road, Old Catton.

    Broadland District Council and Norwich City Council granted Outline planning permission for the mixed-use development comprising of 340 residential and 5,640 sqm of Small Business Units in May 2016.

    The site is located between the current built up edge of Norwich and Norwich Airport. Most of the site is within Broadland District, but a small part of it, on its western side, lies within Norwich City.

    Our proposals detail the residential element of the outline permission and include:

    • a mix of one to five-bedroom properties, of which 33% are affordable.
    • road links through the site from St Faith’s Road to Repton Avenue;
    • recreational open space.


    The wider site (outside of our application) will be brought forward by others and includes:

    • 12 self-build dwellings;
    • 5,640m2 of employment units suitable for small businesses;
    • an extension to the existing Old Catton cemetery on St Faith’s Road.
  • About the site

    About the site

    The site is located adjacent to the northern edge of the built-up area of Norwich, and immediately south of the eastern end of Norwich Airport. It is bound on its southern side by an area of open space on Repton Avenue. To the east is St Faith’s Road and a further residential area extending eastwards to Spixworth Road and beyond. North of this is an area of open countryside which is the subject of an outline application for a major mixed use development including 3,250 dwellings, 16,800 square metres of employment floor space, extensive formal and informal recreational open space, and a range of other services and facilities. To the west of the site is an area of industrial and commercial development on Hurricane Way and Meteor Close.

    The former agricultural site is 15 hectares in extent and is divided by a hedge and ditch boundary which runs roughly east - west from Messrs Gordon’s factory on St Faith’s Lane to the most easterly extent of the Hurricane Way Industrial Area.

    This site is located on generally level ground which slopes down in a westerly direction from a high point on St Faith’s Lane. 

    Image 2 - Birds Eye View

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed

    Site Layout

    Our proposals detail the residential element of the outline permission and include:

    • 328 one to five-bedroom properties, of which 33% will be affordable,
    • Road links through the site from St Faith’s Road to Repton Avenue;
    • Recreational open space.

    Our proposals will follow the principles of the indicative site layout submitted with the outline application. This shows proposed apartment blocks - three storeys in height - located to the south of the small business units to minimise the effects of noise generated at the airport. The remainder of the residential development will be primarily two storey.

    The indicative layout includes an orbital link road running through the site between St Faith’s Road and Repton Avenue. A potential future extension of the link road to connect with the employment areas to the west will be safeguarded within our proposals.

    Areas of green space are proposed to serve the occupiers of the new development. Part of this green space provision will be located in the south west corner of the site.

  • Community

    Community benefits

    In addition to the provision of both market and affordable housing, and onsite open space, we will be making financial contributions towards the following:

    • Off-site Open Space Contribution
    • Residential Travel Plan Contribution
  • Updates

    News and updates

    • May 2016 – Broadland District Council and Norwich City Council granted Outline planning permission
    • June 2018 – Reserved Matters Planning Application submitted to Broadland District Council and Norwich City Council.
      To view the planning application on Broadland District Council's online planning system, please click HERE and use Application Number: 20180920