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).  The GNLP Regulation 18 consultation ran from 8th January to 22nd March 2018.  More information on the consultation can be found on the have your say page.

The GNLP team have produced a high level feedback report on the consultation which is published on www.greaternorwichlocalplan.org.uk

Why will this plan be better than the last one?

The Government requires local authorities to make a local plan, and also to have a five year supply of housing land. Having a local plan helps towards achieving a supply of housing land, as some housing allocations can be counted in the supply. However, if an authority doesn’t have a housing land supply, developers can make a strong case for applications on land which is not in the local plan. In some places, there has been a lot more housing permitted than the last local plan identified. The GNLP will make every effort to address this issue. If we identify more land for homes in a new local plan it will give us more control over where growth should go, and reduce the chances of applications being granted on other sites.