The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP).

We aim to produce a plan which will help to meet local housing and economic growth needs, whilst also protecting and enhancing the environment. This involves a number of stages of consultation.

We are currently at stage B of the “Regulation 18” phase, the New, Revised and Small Sites consultation.  This consultation will run from 9am on Monday 29th October to 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018 and we are asking for your views on these sites. 

What is a local plan?

Local plans are an essential part of our land use planning system – they help to manage new development responsibly for the benefit of everyone and to make sure it happens in the right places. A local plan sets out a vision for the future growth of an area. It has to tie in with Government policy, regional and local strategies for the economy, transport etc. A local plan includes strategic planning policies to guide development, and identifies sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure. It sets out what is going to be developed, where it will happen and how it will be achieved. Once adopted, a local plan is used when decisions on planning applications are made in the area it covers.