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.

January to March 2018 consultation

Consultation materials from the stage A Regulation 18 consultation are available below for information.


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

The consultation consists of four elements:

1. The Site Proposals consultation document 

This allows you to comment on sites which have been submitted to the plan online. This document has a summary of the sites for each parish. Follow the links from here to find the parish/town you are interested in. This will provide you with a map of each site. 

To help you make your comments, the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) in our evidence base has more detailed summaries for each submitted site.

It is still possible to submit a potential additional site for the local plan. Sites must be larger than 0.25 hectares (and, if for housing, for 5 homes or more). You must submit a ‘red line’ site plan which clearly shows the boundaries of the site you are proposing. Click on the link above, or go to question 3 in the Site Proposals document.

If your site is smaller than 0.25 hectares, or proposed for fewer than 5 homes, you can submit it as a proposal to change the development boundary. Go to question 1 in the Site Proposals document.

Comment on sites.

2. The Growth Options consultation document

This includes questions covering the main content of the plan, including the Vision and Objectives, Strategy and Topic Policies. There is also a general ‘other issues’ question (question 66) if you would like to comment on something which doesn’t have a question linked to it.

To make your comments on the Growth Options consultation document, please go online here to answer the question or questions you are interested in.

If you would like to go straight to particular issues you are interested in, here are some quick links to issues likely to be of general interest:

  • Vision and Objectives - question 1
  • Housing and jobs numbers – see questions 3 to 6
  • Infrastructure – see question 7
  • Growth Options – see questions 9 to 11
  • New Settlements – see question 12
  • Green Belt – see question 13
  • The Settlement Hierarchy – see questions 23 to 25
  • Norwich centred policy area – see question 26
  • Topic Policies covering a wide variety issues such as The Economy, Transport, Design, Housing, Climate Change, Environment Issues and Communities – see section 6

3. The Interim Sustainability Appraisal

You can also comment on the Interim Sustainability Appraisal, which assesses the economic, social and environmental sustainability of proposals.

4. The Evidence Base

This provides supporting information, including on the economy, viability and flood issues. The HELAA document is part of the evidence. This shows how submitted sites have performed in a desk-based assessment of constraints. The inclusion of a site as potentially suitable for development within the HELAA does not give the site a planning status, or mean that it will be brought forward for development. Equally, sites excluded from the HELAA can still be subject to more detailed site assessment  and be considered for allocation through the local plan process. 

View the Evidence base online, including the HELAA document or download a PDF of the HELAA.

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

If you have any further questions about ways to comment or if you need consultation documents in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or a different language you can email us at: or phone us on 01603 306603.

The quickest and easiest way of responding to the consultation is online. Please follow the links on this site.