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January 2015

The first public consultation was held over two days at Norwich City Football Club at the end of January.

Please click here to view the boards that were presented for comment at the first public consultation.

April 2015

The Community Advisory Board met on 28 April.

May 2015

The second phase of public consultations takes place.

The proposals and models of the scheme were presented at the King's Centre in Norwich on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May.

This was followed by a public exhibition for residents at The White Horse, Trowse on Friday 15 May with particular emphasis to tackle any traffic concerns.

June 2015

There was a display of information and the models of the proposed scheme at The Forum from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 June.

August 2015

Following the consultation process, applications for planning permission were submitted to Norwich City Council, Broads Authority and South Norfolk Council. All comments are welcome and should be made to the planning committees in this period

Spring 2016

The construction stage would be undertaken on a phased basis over several years, with the Community Energy Centre operational in 2018.


The energy centre is likely to start operating in 2018. Other elements of the planning application, such as the education facilities and housing will follow.

Ed Everson


Ed Everson"This project will deliver essential infrastructure for the community of Norwich. The energy centre not only supports the growing local electricity requirements of businesses and residents, it enables E.ON to develop a district heat network to deliver cost-effective, sustainable energy to consumers.

"This, however, is only a fraction of the project. We will be enhancing and extending existing recreational facilities such as the riverside path, providing much-needed additional educational resources, a range of accommodation facilities, and improving access to the area.

"Each element of the site is critical to the whole, with the success of the project being the balance between the various uses. Among many other partners, the involvement of the University of East Anglia as key stakeholder, E.ON as district heat delivery partner, and the architectural vision of Grimshaw have supported us throughout in the development of this exciting new future for the former power station site."