In association with BuildStore, we’re invite people to register their interest in potential custom-build and self-build opportunities in a new community to be developed at Beeston Park, Broadland, northeast of Norwich.
Set within easy reach of the world-famous Norfolk Broads and stunning North Norfolk coastline, Beeston Park will be a new community functioning both as a resolved place in its own right – with local schools, shops and workplaces and green spaces alongside housing – and as an integrated extension to Norwich, the buzzing medieval city centre of which is less than three miles away.
Beeston Park has been conceived to set new standards for sustainable development in the UK, combining the principles that have underpinned successful settlements for centuries – including proper streets, ‘walkable’ centres and a mix of housing types – with contemporary sustainable design including very low carbon energy infrastructure and measures to conserve water. By the time it is complete in around 20 years time, Beeston Park will provide around 3,500 homes and 1,000 jobs, plus two new schools and a major new country park. Broadland District Council resolved to grant outline planning permission in September 2013. You can read more about the plans at www.livebeestonparkbroadland.com.
As Town Developer, Beyond Green Developments is currently looking at how best to enable the delivery of Beeston Park, which is expected to start on site in summer 2015 and start releasing building plots from the autumn. Fulfilling a promise made at outline planning, we’ll bringing at least 90 plots forward over the life of the project for custom-built or self-built homes. But that’s only a handful each year, and we think the real potential for custom- build and self-build is potentially much greater. Big enough, even, that it could become the pre- eminent way of building homes in this exciting new community – making for a unique place that we build together with the people who will live there, and is truly the work of many hands.
We want to gauge the real level of interest accurately so that we can plan the optimum number and type of opportunities into the earliest phase of the development, and give potential custom- builders and self-builders as much input as possible into the detailed planning to take place over the next year. So we’re asking anyone who might be interested in building or commissioning their own home at Beeston Park to register and take our short survey before Friday 8th August.
We’ll invite anyone who expresses an interest to an open event in Broadland this autumn to meet the team behind the Beeston Park project, visit the site, hear more about specific opportunities, and register your interest more specifically.