Having an effective conversation and exchange of ideas with the people of Norwich and Norfolk is a crucial element in deciding the range of activities and facilities that could go on the Utilities Site.
The project team is fully committed to thorough and responsive engagement with stakeholders and the local community. In order to maximise potential for community involvement and feedback the Generation Park Norwich team announced the outlined concepts at a first public consultation where feedback was sought in order to then return for a second (final) consultation with detailed proposals that have taken into account all the feedback from the first consultation.
Two rounds of public exhibitions were held with the key purpose to open up community engagement and enable people to explore the proposals for Generation Park Norwich, as well as the chance to talk directly to members of the project team.
The first public exhibition was held over two days at the end of January 2015 at Norwich City Football Club.
The second round of exhibitions were held at various dates across May and June 2015. These were for two days at The Kings Centre, an evening at The White Horse in Trowse, and for three days at The Forum. At each consultation attendees were encouraged to make further written comments on the concepts, which the project team have subsequently given full consideration before finalising the proposals.
The project team is engaging with several statutory consultees including, amongst others, the Broads Authority, Natural England and Norwich City Council.
The project team’s plans for the consultation will exceed the requirements of Norwich City Council’s Statement of Community Involvement dated July 2013.
The Rt Revd Graham James
Lord Bishop of Norwich
"This is a project with huge potential for creative and sustainable use of an old utilities site. For this potential to be fully realised it needs the questions, ideas and creativity of our wider community in Norwich, and I am pleased to play my part in helping to ensure that happens."
In addition to the above a Community Advisory Board has been formed with members representing a wide range of interests. Participants are able to contribute ideas and opinions, helping to shape the final overall form of the proposed development.
The Board last met on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at The Assembly House in Norwich and the next meeting of the CAB will convene once a planning decision has been made. At this stage we invite any potential new members to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org telling us a bit about themselves and local interests.
Click here to view the minutes from the previous meeting.
Click here to view the latest CAB update circulated 11 September 2015 to all members.
This website will form an ongoing home for all project information in the public domain.
With the support of the local media and other communication channels, we will encourage the Norwich community to discuss our proposals and help make sure they are fit for purpose.