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

Could there be a Green Belt for Norwich?

Green Belts cannot be set up as a way to restrict growth, but instead can form part of a way of accommodating it. They are set up for the long term so a Green Belt would direct patterns of growth in Greater Norwich well beyond 2036. Critically, under Government policy, new Green Belts can only be set up in exceptional circumstances. Currently, we believe there is no evidence that these exceptional circumstances apply to Greater Norwich. The consultation asks for people’s views on this.