Large tracts of rural Greater Norwich are valuable for their agricultural land. As map 6 below shows, a high proportion of Greater Norwich’s agricultural land is of high quality (grades 1-3), with the majority of the most valuable land being located between Norwich and Acle43 . Protecting high quality soils is an important consideration both for supporting agriculture and shaping our rural landscape character. This will need to be balanced with development needs through the plan.
Map 6 - Agricultural land grading in Greater Norwich
43Note: The map is indicative as it does not break down category 3 into a and b classes