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.

Existing plans for homes

Sites for over 80% of the homes needed to 2036 have already been identified through our current plans. The map below shows their broad locations. 

Housing Commitment

Where should 7,200 additional new homes go?

We need to identify sites for an additional 7,200 homes through this plan. To do this, the consultation proposes a “baseline” for 3,900 homes that:

  • maximises housing delivery on previously developed land within Norwich and the built up areas of the fringe parishes (1,700 homes);
  • maintains and enhances the vitality of other settlements by ensuring a minimum level of growth (1,000 homes) in main towns and larger villages, 1,000 homes in medium scale villages and 200 homes in other villages.

Six options have been identified for the remaining 3,300 homes:

Creating new communities

There are pros and cons to each option. Two of the growth options include the potential for a ‘new settlement’. New settlements built on “Garden City” principles can create attractive new communities, but take a long time to develop. We need your views on the best strategy for our area.