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

What will be the impact on the countryside?

We will continue the approach established with the JCS of protecting the most valued parts of our area and enhancing green infrastructure for nature and human use. The JCS resulted in a green infrastructure strategy which has produced various improvements to Marriotts Way, Whitlingham Broad, Catton Park and the Yare Valley, for example. There are more green improvements planned for the future, for example in Beeston/Sprowston/Rackheath/Thorpe around the ‘growth triangle’.

The GNLP will maximise the amount of development on ‘brownfield’ sites. Where we identify greenfield sites for development, we will base our decisions on evidence which will enable us to provide new green spaces, protect valuable landscapes, improve nature sites, and protect our natural resources, including minerals and water.