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Call for local views on future development of Prospect House site

Published on Friday, 29th June 2018

Norwich City Council is calling on the public to comment on a draft development brief produced to guide future use of the Prospect House site on Rouen Road.

Archant, who own the site and work from Prospect House, approached the city council in 2017 about its plans to review its property holdings and potentially redevelop the site.

The site is not currently included in the Norwich Local Plan, as it was not seen as a development opportunity when the plan was produced. The council decided that that the principles guiding development in such a significant part of the city centre should be defined in a development brief.

The consultation on the draft development brief will run from Friday 29 June until Friday 3 August. It can be viewed by visiting www.norwich.gov.uk/prospecthouse.

Responses to the consultation will be gathered and analysed over the summer. They will help shape the final content of the development brief that will be submitted to planning committee for approval in the autumn.

Any future planning application that is submitted for the site will be tested against the principles in the development brief along with national and local planning policies when considered by planning committee.

A public exhibition summarising the content of the brief is being held at City Hall between 29 June and 16 July as well as Prospect House. A member of staff will be available at City Hall on 5 July between 2pm and 5pm and on 13 July between 10am and 1pm to answer questions.

Residents and businesses near the site have been sent a letter inviting them to comment.