West Raynham masterplan unveiled

Fire at Norfolk Oak on the West Raynham Business Park ANL-140725-101839009
Fire at Norfolk Oak on the West Raynham Business Park ANL-140725-101839009
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A masterplan for the development of RAF West Raynham, near Fakenham, has been published by North Norfolk Council.

The development brief envisages the building of 500 homes and the creation of 37,000sq m of workspace with potential to provide employment for 1,400 people, on the 158 acre site.

The public are being invited to have their say on the proposal before Monday, December 14. The proposal has been submitted on behalf of FW Properties by Lanpro Services.

The brief also outlines how the site could support sport and recreation with a children’s play area, an existing gym which could be refurbished as well as squash and tennis courts.

The former RAF airbase was developed as an airbase in 1937-1939 and closed in 1994, the development brief outlines how the brownfield land site could be used as a “sustainable heritage garden village”.

The site houses a range of former RAF buildings including hangers, the station headquarters, officers’ mess, and a grade II listed post-war control tower.

The full development brief is on the council’s website.

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “I would urge people to have a look at the development brief and give their views.

“This is a major proposal for homes and jobs in our district and the development brief will help the Council to judge any future planning applications – that’s why it’s so important for people to have their say now.”