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.