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. 

This Consultation has now closed.

What can I comment on, and how can I comment?

To make sure the consultation is comprehensive, we need to consult on newly submitted sites, small sites which have not previously been consulted on and revisions to some sites already consulted on. We are not seeking comments on the sites and strategy which were previously consulted on in January 2018. However, if a new site changes your opinion on a site we have already consulted on, please let us know.

To give as many people as possible the chance to comment on the new sites we will be doing the following:

  • All those on the GNLP database will be invited to respond, with emails also sent specifically to parish and town councils and Norwich City Council;
  • Posters will be sent to parish and town councils and will also be displayed in libraries and at bus stops;
  • Newspapers will be used to advertise the consultation;
  • Social media will be used;
  • All consultation information will be available at district council offices and Norfolk County Council at County Hall;
  • Hard copies of relevant consultation materials will be available to parish/town councils to aid their discussions on request (email us at gnlp@norfolk.gov.uk or phone us on 01603 306603).
  • Planning officers will be available during office hours to respond to any phone or email queries relating to the consultation.

The quickest and easiest way of responding to this sites consultation is online at the ‘Have Your Say on the new sites’ tab 2

The consultation comprises of:

  1. A summary of the sites for each parish. Follow the links to find the parish/town you are interested in. This will provide you with a map of each site and the opportunity to submit your comments.
  2. An addendum to the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) which has more detailed summaries for the new and revised sites to help you make your comments. The small sites are not included in the HELAA as they are below the site size threshold set in the methodology.
  3. Site Proposals Map booklets for each town/village/parish which show the new, revised and small sites in addition to all the sites previously consulted on.

Once comments have been checked and verified they will be available online (with respondents’ names) for others to see.

Any representations which are deemed to contain offensive comments will be removed from the consultation site. Whilst we will include names on our website, we will remove personal contact details such as addresses, telephone numbers, emails and signatures before publishing.

If you wish to comment and for your comments to be seen online, but feel you have a strong reason for your identity to be withheld from publication, you can contact your District Councillor who will put forward your comments as appropriate.  Please note that where you submit your views in writing to your local District Councillor, this is described as “lobbying” and the local member will be obliged to pass these on. The local District Councillor will be required to provide your details to the GNLP where they will be stored for their records.

Please note, however, that if you subsequently wish to comment as part of the formal Regulation 19 stage of the Greater Norwich Local Plan (due to take place in 2020) comments must be attributable for the public examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

See our Privacy notice here for information on how we manage your personal information.

If you have any further questions about the ways to comment, or if you need consultation documentation in large print, audio, Braille, an alternative format or a different language, you can email us at gnlp@norfolk.gov.uk or phone us on 01603 306603.