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Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

Rackheath PowerPointAll images and information used with the kind permission of Rackheath Community website


Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

Rackheath: the proposal

The proposed site for Rackheath eco-community is in Broadland District.

Thesite lies between the existing settlements of Rackheath, New Rackheath, and

Salhouse, and would incorporate these areas, along with their industrial estates,

into a larger urban settlement.

It consists of land previously used as a SecondWorld War air base that has since been partly developed for industrial use,but mainly returned to farmland. It is primarily greenfield land.

Barratt Homes and Building Partnerships Ltd are proposing to build an eco-community withapproximately 3,400 new homes, of which between 30 and 40 per cent would be

affordable, including social rented homes and properties for low-cost ownership.

Extract from Shelter: Rackheath Eco-Community – The Facts 2008


Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

Location of Rackheath

  • 5 MILES FROM Norwich city centre with good road and rail links in place

  • Close to Rackheath and Broadland Business parks, on the edge of Norwich, providing employment opportunities

  • Close to UEA Climatic Research Centre and well placed to collaborate with the university meaning that Rackheath has a realistic opportunity to become a benchmark scheme for future residential Eco-Communities

  • Also located in an area rich in natural building resources so reduces need for transporting aggregates

  • Natural heath lands can be fully restored to complement the development

  • Next to a disused/derelict airfield


Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

Proposals for the site

Salhouse Station

Rackheath Industrial Estate


Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

  • Eco-Communities will be low carbon developments promoting:

    • self-sustaining renewable energy production

    • efficient waste management and reduction

    • minimum transport emissions

    • highly efficient water usage


Rackheath the proposal the proposed site for rackheath eco community is in broadland district

The Excellence Wheel highlights eight key headings that must be addressed:

1. Governance: well run with effective and inclusive participation, representation and leadership2. Transport and connectivity: with good transport services and communication linking people to jobs, health and other services3. Services: well served with public, private, community and voluntary services that are appropriate to people’s needs and accessible to all4. Environmental: environmentally sensitive, providing places for people to live that are considerate of the environment5. Equity: fair for everyone, including those in other communities - now and in the future6. Economy: thriving, with a flourishing and diverse local economy.7. Housing and the built environment: well designed and built, featuring a quality-built and natural environment8. Social and cultural: active, inclusive and safe, fair, tolerant and cohesive, with a strong local culture and other shared community activities

Taken from: http://www.rackheatheco-community.com/loc_masterplan.php

Inspire East Excellence Framework

There are many issues that influence the development of the masterplan and the sustainable community. As a guide through this complex process the design team is using the Inspire East Excellence framework which sets out clear goals for delivering a successful sustainable community.


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