New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
"This is a truly exciting and innovative project. It has the potential to be a world first in how best to balance the energy needs of a modern and dynamic city, with protection for our precious environment, for the benefit of all those who live and work here.
"It is an exemplar in visible leadership as the community, business, investors, academia and government at all levels come together and collaborate to help deliver a transformation in thinking, attitudes and action.
"We can look forward to more jobs; a boost to our economy; a cleaner and healthier city; and a major new education resource that will engage and enthuse the community of both today and tomorrow.
"That a project like this is being developed here, is a massive vote of confidence in Norwich and the East of England, for which I am immensely proud."
"The proposal for the Utilities Site is an enormous creative and innovative step on the way to making Norwich a truly green and sustainable city. It takes the power of UEA's world-leading environmental research and harnesses it to the benefit of the people of the city. It deserves strong support."
Director of the Tyndall Centre and Chair of Climate Change Science and Policy
"The new Generation Park proposed for Norwich is exactly the kind of ambition that will see the tremendous positive changes needed about the way we produce and use energy, and will help us transition away from fossil fuels that damage the climate. Generation Park Norwich responds to the need for energy of the future while helping to address climate change, and that is done with and for local citizens."
East of England Energy Group
"This is an important project for Norwich and the East of England. Our part of the country is already a major player in energy at both national and international levels, and to have such an inspirational and world-leading initiative here will make our role even more influential. We have to continue to strive to use all sources of energy more efficiently and in ways which are less harmful to the environment. This project’s focus on the local community, in the way it generates and uses energy, and on the linkages between that use and the environment and the way we live and work, can be a trailblazer for other regions and cities.
"The East of England Energy Group welcomes the prospect of this powerful addition to the mix of energy activities we support. We look forward to encouraging research and development, the intelligent use of the existing rail infrastructure to service the facility and the targeting of appropriate business activity on the Park, and intend to do what we can to help the city and Norfolk realise the opportunities for learning the skills for, and creating the jobs of, the future – for the benefit of our citizens and our environment.”
East of England Sustrans
"Sustrans has long supported proposals for improved access along the river corridor from the riverside area and we are very pleased that the proposals are back on the drawing board. It is clear that high levels of walking and cycling will be vital for the success of this new development and we look forward to seeing the new walking and cycling routes progress and lending our support and expertise."
Norwich University of the Arts
"Universities such as NUA & UEA are all about innovation, new ideas and research. This exciting project is ambitious both in itself and for Norwich and NUA welcomes and supports it."
City College Norwich
"Generation Park Norwich will be a landmark project for our city and we are truly excited to be part of it. It will afford the young people of Norwich and the wider county the opportunity to develop world-leading skills within an inspirational development that will stimulate innovation and contribute to the sustainability of our environment. City College Norwich students will have the opportunity to benefit from first class student accommodation, futuristic learning environments and the wider skills, jobs and employment opportunities that such a significant project will bring."
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
"A sustainable energy supply is essential to enable the business community to have the confidence to invest in their own businesses to provide new and retain jobs. We feel that is this a very innovative and exciting project and look forward to its development. It is an example of how partnership between public, private and academia can produce something outstanding which will provide a boost for the local economy as well as provide a new education source. The fact that this project is being developed here in Norwich will be of significant benefit to assisting the area’s visibility both regionally, nationally and globally."
"This proposal is a great opportunity to combine people, environment and economics in a really joined-up and sustainable project. I look forward to seeing the plans develop, and contributing to a scheme which can provide major boosts to the environment and economy, both in Norwich and wider afield. It can be a leading, world-class development."
"The Forum is very pleased to be an anchor customer for the District Heat Network being developed as part of the proposed Generation Park Norwich project. The projected carbon savings and reduction in energy costs would be a significant addition to a long standing programme of energy saving initiatives we have implemented over a number of years. The Forum incorporated many elements of energy savings design when it was constructed and it is right that our building continues to evolve and take advantage of this new and exciting project.
"Construction of The Forum saw the regeneration of an important city centre site and we are very pleased to see and support the innovative proposals for the regeneration of another key city centre site – it would be yet another ‘jewel in the crown’ for our splendid city."
"We welcome the regeneration of this strategic brownfield site in Norwich; a site which has been identified as a ‘Waste of Space’ in CPRE’s campaign to raise awareness of under-used land. We also support the principle of low-carbon energy generation, particularly when it is combined with other energy-efficient measures such as promoting transport by train rather than road and encouraging cycle and pedestrian links to the city centre."