Outline Planning has been sought by Ikon Film Studios for a new film and TV Studios at Tattersett Business Park, the former technical area for RAF Sculthorpe. 

The scheme has been designed by TP Architects, who were behind other similar studio developments at Bray, Wycombe and Winnersh.

The studios intend to capitalise on the site’s direct access to local landscapes and location filming and provide a base to continue filming the remainder of the production locally, rather than returning to the historic M25 corridor.

The Studios will comprise five sound stages, plus workshops, offices and amenities totalling 190,000 sq ft.

Landscaping and biodiversity is a fundamental part of the development, with large areas of the development set aside for landscape improvements to improve this otherwise disused and unattractive brownfield site.

It is estimated the proposal will create up to 600 jobs, and provide a significant economic boost to the local economy.

Education and a gateway into the industry for local people are an intrinsic part of the proposal, with education facilities on-site being proposed to enable apprenticeships and training opportunities for the variety of jobs that are part of the industry.

Ed Drysdale, Director, TP Architects said: “The proposal provides a wonderful opportunity to establish new Studios in Norfolk, seeking to take advantage of the under-utilised part of the country, away from the historic Studios west of the M25. The Studios have already had interest from several Productions and will provide significant economic benefits to the local area.

“The Studios have been designed to take advantage of the site’s natural landscape and gradients. The entrance will be through a sweeping boulevard of newly landscaped wildflower meadows and water features, with statement buildings fronting the entrance. Concealed to the rear of the site are the stages and workshops, which are larger and utilitarian structures, as well as areas for parking, to minimise the impact of the proposal on the landscape, whilst also significantly enhancing this unattractive brownfield site.”

The application was submitted by NKF Planning.

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