A landscape-led masterplan for an ambitious new community which will be a leading exemplar for sustainable development
Promoted by Clarion Housing Group, a charitable foundation and the country’s largest housing association, the emerging plans include approximately 4,600 houses and 72 ha of employment space, with new transport links, schools, community facilities and healthcare. The concept masterplan conserves the principal landscape features of the site: the historic route of Grange Lane to the north and the River Yare riverside corridor to the south. Linking these two landscape zones, the ‘ridge-spine’ landscape corridor provides a strategic connection between the development areas and acts as a buffer to the village of Colton.
This major development would be a catalyst for extending and enhancing strategic green infrastructure connections, including a 81 ha riverside country park, an off-road walking and cycle route to Norwich and new wetland habitat connections along the River Yare floodplain.