Food Enterprise Park

Key Contacts

Clarke Willis MBE

clarke@foodenterprisepark.co.uk

Food Enterprise Park

Type

100 acre site in the Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone

Sector

Agri-food

Project Stage

Plots are available to buy or lease to accommodate facilities of 5,000 sq ft to 500,000 sq ft.

Overview

The Food Enterprise Park will create a central cluster of food-related businesses in the heart of the largest food producing county in  England, by attracting occupiers and investment from local, regional, national and international companies. The first 46 acres of the
100 acre site will provide commercial development land in plots to accommodate units of 5,000 sq ft to 500,000 sq ft, on freehold or leasehold terms.

Located outside Norwich, adjacent to the A47, the Food Enterprise Park has a large supply of labour on its doorstep. The core objective of the FEP is to facilitate growth in the agri-food and agri-tech sectors, and to encourage and support food and drink processing and production.

The proximity of the FEP to the Norwich Research Park will enable occupiers to collaborate with, and benefit from, the world class food and bioscience research and development being undertaken by the John Innes Centre, the Quadram Institute , the Sainsbury
Laboratory, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. The research park the largest of its kind in Europe, home to a community of 80 businesses and 3,000 scientists.

Easton & Otley Agricultural College is approximately one mile from the FEP.

Opportunity

Freehold or leasehold terms to accommodate units of 5,000 sq ft to 500,000 sq ft are available. Please contact the selling agents to discuss your specific requirements.

Streamlined Planning

The site has Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone status with a Local Development Order (LDO) designed to support sustainable growth of the county’s agri-food sector. The LDO grants planning permission on the first 46 acres (subject to conditions) for specific development described within the Order, meaning that it isnot necessary to submit planning applications for their proposals. This considerably fast-tracks the development process.

The LDO will also support businesses by making it simpler for occupiers to set up, diversify and expand their operations. Any uses proposed will be closely and directly linked to food production and agriculture and the following are specifically listed in the LDO:

  • Agri-tech businesses which make use of the local agri-science base.
  • Processing of agricultural produce.
  • Manufacture of food products.
  • Storage and distribution of agricultural produce, products, equipment, machinery and supplies.
  • Food technology companies.
  • Manufacture of specialist food-relating supplies (e.g., food packaging).
  • Haulage services related to the above storage and distribution.

An element of other development which is ancillary, complementary and subsidiary to the above is also permitted.