Decision details

Snetterton Heath Growth and Design Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree a programme of activity and funding for the Council to support and influence the shaping and growth of the Snetterton Heath employment area.


1)       That Cabinet approve to proceed with the proposed programme of activity in pursuit of supporting the growth of the Snetterton Heath employment area.


2)     That Cabinet agree an allocation of £150k from the Growth and Investment Fund to allow the proposed project to be implemented.


Reasons for the decision:

Snetterton Heath is Breckland’s single largest under developed employment area, with significant development potential.  Without further direct actions by the Council, there is a danger that the site will not bring forward enough significant high value sector development, with a corresponding loss of high value job opportunities.


Proactive action by the Council can significantly increase the pace of development at Snetterton and influence the quality of developments, especially those which will support high tech sector development and corresponding higher value jobs.


The gathering pace of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor initiative provides a timely opportunity to push forward development opportunities at Snetterton Heath.


The proposed project supports delivery of the new Local Plan in a significant way.


Alternative options considered:

1)     Agree the proposed project to support the growth of the Snetterton Heath employment area and authorise the allocation of up to £150k from the Growth and Investment Fund to allow the project to be implemented (Recommended)


2)     Decide not to pursue a proactive approach to Snetterton Heath and limit the Council’s involvement to the provision of additional electricity power (Not Recommended)


Publication date: 18/10/2018

Date of decision: 16/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/10/2018

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