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Royal Norwich and Weston Park

Location: Broadland District Council
Client: Persimmon Homes
Size/Use: c1,000 new homes; new golf club house and creation of 27 hole golf course

During 2013 members of the Royal Norwich Golf Club voted in favour of proposals that would see the sale and redevelopment of the site at Hellesdon for c1,000 new homes, primary school and associated open space and other infrastructure. The proposals also included the development of a new club house and complementary facilities and the remodelling and expansion of the course at Weston Park, Lenwade to accommodate the relocation of Royal Norwich Golf Club.

CODE is leading the co-ordination and preparation of the planning applications for both sites. CODE is also liaising with Broadland District Council (BDC) in relation to the wording of the site allocation policy in the Development Plan to ensure a viable context against which the planning applications will be determined.

The co-ordination and timing of the various components of the base studies and documentation to accompany the planning applications, timing of submission of the applications, the positive determination and commencement of the development, are critical to ensure that works on Weston Park can be completed in sufficient time to enable the establishment of a playable golf course, ahead of the closure of Royal Norwich's current course. The latter will facilitate the construction, sale and occupation of new homes to fund the greatly improved and extended facilities at Weston Park.