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.