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. 

Why are you preparing a new local plan so soon after the last ones were adopted?

Plans must be kept up to date and Government suggests a review is required at least every five years. They should plan ahead for at least 15 years. The current local plans, which include the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and separate site allocations documents for the area, were adopted at various times between 2011 and 2016. They include policies which require an early review to be undertaken for example because local circumstances or national policies and planning rules have changed. Local plans take some time to produce, and therefore the evidence we produced for the JCS is now out of date. We are expecting the GNLP to be examined by a planning inspector in early 2021, and hoping each local authority will be able to adopt it later that year. The current plans look to 2026; the new GNLP will plan to 2036.