Lakenham

Successful appeal win.

Description

Lakenham was the former home of Norfolk County Cricket Club before it moved to Horsford Cricket Club in 2000 and part of the former pitch was compulsorily purchased.

The 1930s pavilion was a pleasant, thatched structure considered to be 'of local interest' by the Norwich Society. However it was left derelict and with poor quality rear additions. Although there was no prospect of cricket ever being played there again, a number of residents and Norwich City Council's members felt the building should be retained.

Our proof of evidence focused on the limited heritage interest of the building which was anomalous in an area of (largely) Victorian terraced houses.

Our view was upheld by the Inspector who accepted that there was very little heritage significance in the pavilion. He concluded:'there would be no harm to the historic environment as a result of the loss of the pavilion or the remainder of the development'

Consent was granted for the development.

Outcome

Appeal upheld and outline planning permission granted for up to 75 dwellings.

 
ClientSerruys Property Company
AppointedJune 2013
Services providedAppeal  
BP teamJon Burgess  
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