Success for the Proworks team as Norwich student accommodation project receives planning permission on appeal.

Success for the Proworks team as St Katerine’s Yard receives planning permission on appeal.

Pro:works in collaboration with Lanpro have secured planning permission on appeal for a 252-bedroom purpose-built student accommodation in Norwich City Centre. The 252 unit new build student residential scheme which occupies a brownfield site within the city centre, includes significant urban realm improvements and provides a new east west pedestrian link to Norwich mainline railway station, delivering part of the City council masterplan vision for this area.

At the appeal Lanpro successfully argued that the scheme design would not cause harm to the Conservation Area or nearby heritage assets and limited harm to the amenity of neighbouring residential properties. The scheme will meet an identified need for student accommodation as evidenced by Norwich City Council which will help to release family housing back into the private market. The development will also deliver a long-held aspiration of the City Council to have a pedestrian connection between Queens Road and Surrey Street which help to provide a more direct link between this part of the City and the train station. The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.