As noted at the Examination, surveys have demonstrated that the site has few environmental constraints (see also Rackheath Eco-Community Concept Statement). Following its use as an airfield in World War II, the site has been used for large-scale agriculture. There is no significant visual interest and the heritage potential of the site is low. There is no risk of flooding. Overall the site may be described as poor in terms of biodiversity, and provides the opportunity to establish a variety of enhanced habitats across and around the development, restoring the function of the landscape as a link between the Norwich-fringe parklands
to the south and the Broads landscape to the north. This can make a key contribution to the green infrastructure strategy for the area. Other major growth locations are known to be constrained by, for example woodland and features of heritage or ecological interest.
So that has dismissed Rackheath in one paragraph!