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. 

Why do we need to plan for migration?

The GNLP will meet the housing needs of all our residents, but we can’t stop people from moving into the area from elsewhere. In fact, we wouldn’t want to. More people means we can safeguard existing services and provide new ones, and makes the area more attractive to businesses. Also, if we don’t provide enough housing in the market for people moving to Greater Norwich, demand for new homes will exceed supply. This will put up prices and make it increasingly difficult for local people to enter the housing market. The government requires us to consider this in assessing housing need.

Although the UK will be leaving the EU and the exact impact that will have on migration and the economy are uncertain, most of those moving to Greater Norwich come from elsewhere in the UK and this has been a feature of our area for many years. It is likely that this trend will continue.