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. 

Could there be a Green Belt for Norwich?

Green Belts where they are established are not intended to restrict or prevent growth altogether, but instead can form part of a way of directing and managing required growth responsibly to protect the most valued areas of our countryside. Green Belts 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. The consultation in early 2018 asked for people’s views on this. We will take account of consultation feedback and other evidence to decide whether a Green Belt should be included in the draft plan.