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26 July 2022

The partnership’s letter to the Inspectors on the policy approach to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation (D5.4B) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

5 July 2022

List of speakers for Matter 8 additional hearing on 6 July (D5.14) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) in relation to Carrow Works and Late submission on the Utilities Site (E8.20 and E8.21) have been added to Section E of the Document Library.

27 June 2022

Responses to the Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions (July 2022 sessions), including the Greater Norwich Development Partnership's response, have been added to Section E of the Document Library.

21 June 2022

The Greater Norwich Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment Draft Report has been added to the Evidence Library.

9 June 2022

A note on Site GNLP0382 South Walsham (F2.5) has been added to Section F of the Document Library.

8 June 2022

Section F of the Document Library has been renamed 'Post February/March hearings documents'.

A note from the Inspectors in relation to the July 2022 hearings (F3.2) has been added to Section F of the Document Library.

Clean and tracked change versions of Revised Policy 7.1 (East Norwich section) for discussion at the forthcoming hearings have been added to Section F of the Document Library

The Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions (July 2022 Sessions) have been added to Section D of the Document Library. The deadline for submitting statements is 12:00 on Friday 24 June. Parties can continue to rely on their previous Matter 8 or Reg 19 Statement(s) if they wish.

A Supplementary Statement of Common Ground for East Norwich with Homes England has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

Evidence documents including an East Norwich Delivery Justification statement, an East Norwich Viability Report, and the East Norwich Stage 2 Masterplan Cabinet Report with Appendices have been added to the Evidence Library.

31 May 2022

The postal address for the Programme Officer and GNLP team has been updated.

25 May 2022

A note from the Inspectors on the Admin and Examination Process (F3.1) has been added to Section F of the Document Library

18 May 2022

A note on Site GNLP0608R in Great Witchingham (F2.2) has been added to Section F of the Document Library

16 May 2022

Section F Post-Hearing documents has been added to the Document Library.  The following documents have been added: City Centre Housing Delivery Note (F1.1), GNLP Employment Forecast Briefing Note (F1.2), Self/Custom Build Note (F1.3) and a note on Site GNLP0264 in Horsford (F2.1)

3 May 2022

The Partnership response to the Inspectors' note regarding the Written Ministerial Statement on Nutrient Levels in River Basin Catchments (D5.12) has been added to Section D of the Document Library

25 April 2022

A recording of the Administration session held on 18 March following Part Two hearings is now available to view on Norfolk County Council CES - YouTube.

20 April 2022

A note from the Inspectors following the GNLP Hearings Part Two Administration Session - Written Ministerial Statement on Nutrient Levels in River Basin Catchments (D5.11) has been added to Section D of the Document Library

10 March 2022

An updated Site Allocation Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for GNLP1061R (D2.16) plus associated appendices has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

8 March 2022

Note from Mike Worden and Thomas Hatfield, Inspectors, regarding Matter 15: 

“As previously indicated in our note of 18 February, we intend to hold a further hearing session on Matter 15 at some point following the completion of the scheduled hearing session programme this week. This is principally because we have asked for additional information relating to the East Norwich Strategic Regeneration Area site. We are awaiting this information.

As a result, we shall defer discussion relating to Questions 2 and 4 of Matter 15, which deal with the overall and five year land supply positions. These will be discussed at the later hearing session on Matter 15”.

The following documents have been added to the website:

B10.4A           GNLP0253 Colney Hall – Heritage Addendum              8 March 2022            GNLP

E12.1A           Draft Cringleford 0307 0327 policy amends                    8 March 2022            GNLP

7 March 2022

Documents E11.4D (Matter 11) and E12.5A (Matter 12) have been added to the website.

28 February 2022

The populated programme for weeks 3 and 4 (D5.9) has been updated in Section D of the Document Library.

A Site Allocation Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for GNLP0264 (D2.128) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

The Secretary of State Decision for Anglia Square (B29.1) has been added to Section B of the Document Library.

25 February 2022

A Hearing Statement regarding Matter 14, Issue 3, from the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association/ Mike Haslam (E14.5) has been added to Section E of the Document Library.

A Site Allocation Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for GNLP0581/2043 (D2.62) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

A Site Allocation Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for GNLP0132 (D2.73) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

A link to the Norwich City Council Article 4 Direction relating to the conversion of offices to residential (B28.1) has been added to Section B of the Document Library.

24 February 2022

The populated programme for weeks 3 and 4 (D5.9) has been updated in Section D of the Document Library.

21 February 2022

A populated programme for weeks 3 and 4 (D5.9) and a note from the Inspectors' following Part 1 of the Hearing Sessions (D5.10) have been added to Section D of the Document Library.

15 February 2022

Responses to the Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions (Part 2), including the Greater Norwich Development Partnership's response, have been added to Section E of the Document Library.

8 February 2022

The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (February 2022) (B8.3) has been withdrawn

A link to the adopted Transport for Norwich Strategy (B24.2) has been added to Section B of the Document Library.

A Statement of Common Ground in relation to the East Norwich Strategic Regeneration Area between Homes England and the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (D4.9) has been added to Section D4 of the Document Library.

7 February 2022

The Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (February 2022) (B8.3) is a full update on an original 2017 study also prepared by RRR Consultancy.  The document has been added to Section B of the Document Library.

4 February 2022

Hellesdon Parish Council has submitted a Sport and Open Space Needs Assessment in relation to their request to carry forward site HEL4 for recreational open space (Document D2.70.1 in the Document Library).

Statement of Common Ground in relation to the East Norwich Strategic Regeneration Area between the New Anglia LEP and the Greater Norwich Development Partnership has been added to the website (Document D4.8 in the Document Library).

1 February 2022

Please note that the following documents have been withdrawn: 
E1.8   Halsbury (Issue 1) – withdrawn
E1.9   Halsbury (Issue 2) – withdrawn
E2.18 Halsbury (Issue 1) – withdrawn
E3.15 Halsbury (Issue 2) – withdrawn
E3.16 Halsbury (Issue 4) – withdrawn
E3.17 Halsbury (Issue 5) – withdrawn
E3.18 Halsbury (Issue 6) – withdrawn
E4.8   Halsbury (Issue 1) – withdrawn
E5.4   Halsbury (Issue 1) – withdrawn
E6.7   Halsbury (Issue 5) – withdrawn

1 February 2022

Populated Programme 30 January (Document D5.8) has been added to the Document Library.

Inspectors’ response letter regarding sites for Gypsies and Travellers (D5.4A) has been added to the website.

28 January 2022

Supplementary viability evidence on Self/Custom-Build Housing (B26.7) and Older Person's Housing (B26.6), in answer to questions asked under Matter 6 of the Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions. Please refer to the Partnership's response E6.1.

26 January 2022

A Site Allocation Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) for HEL4/GNLP1019 (D2.70) has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

24 January 2022

The Virtual Guidance Note (D5.7) relating to meeting hearing procedures has been added to the website in Section D of the Document Library along with the Populated Programme (D5.8) for Part 1 with indicative times.

20 January 2022

The Inspectors have now set the Matters, Issues and Questions (D5.5) and the Draft Programme (D5.6) for part two of the examination which have been added to the website in Section D - Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions. Please refer to the published guidance note (D5.2 in Section D of the Document Library) for information on producing further statements.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty over the Covid virus the Inspectors continue to plan to hold hearings by virtual teams meetings. Those not speaking will be able to observe via YouTube. If this changes the Programme Officer will inform all parties.

Please note the following key dates:-

  • Friday 11 February MIDDAY part 2 - submit an optional further statement in response to each Inspectors' Matter.
  • Tuesday 1 February 9:30am part 1 - hearings commence.
  • Tuesday 1 March 9:30am part 2 - hearings commence.

19 January 2022

An update to Appendix D of Topic Paper Policy 5 (Homes) (D3.7A) provide affordable housing completions and forecasts for Norwich City as at August 2021 has been added to Section D of the Document Library.

17 January 2022

The Greater Norwich Development Partnership's responses to the Inspectors' Matters, Issues and Questions (Part 1) have been added to Section E of the Document Library.

Note that in relation to Matter 6, the responses state that:

  • additional evidence on Issue 1, question 8 (see paragraph 23 of the response) in relation to viability testing of specialist older people's accommodation will be available by the end of January.
  • additional evidence on Issue 3, question 1 (see paragraph 42 of the response), which will provide an update to the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment, will be added to the website as soon as it is available.

The following documents have also been added to the Document Library:

B3.12, Norwich City Council Shopping Floorspace Monitor - July 2021

B3.13, The Norwich City Centre Future Strategy - November 2020

B22.4, Norfolk Study of Specialist Housing for Older People - November 2021

B25.2, UEA Development Framework Strategy - November 2010

C1.11, Norwich City Council Affordable Housing SPD - July 2019

C1.12, Purpose Built Student Accommodation Advice Note - November 2019

D1.4M-A, East Norwich Partnership Revised Terms of Reference - February 2021

6 January 2022

Inspectors' Matters Issues and Questions (Part 1) - GNLP letter on Matter 6 (Homes) Issue 3: Gypsies and Travellers, Travelling Show People and Residential Caravans has been added to Section D5 of the Document Library.

4 January 2022

Topic Paper - Climate Change has been added to Section D3 of the Document Library.

23 December 2021

Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) with Natural England (Part 1 - Strategic Policies) has been added to Section D4 of the Document Library.

15 December 2021

The Inspectors have now set the Matters, Issues and Questions (D5.1), Guidance Note (D5.2) and Draft Programme (D5.3) for the first two weeks of the examination which will start on 1 February 2022. These can be found in Section D5 of the Document Library. Due to current concerns over the Covid virus the Inspectors will hold the first two weeks of the hearings by virtual Teams meetings (further details will be provided in due course). Those not speaking will be able to observe via YouTube. The details of the second two weeks of Inspectors' questions and programme will follow.

The Notice of Commencement of Hearings (D6.1) is also available under Section D6 of the Document Library.

9 December 2021

The Inspectors' Initial Question 7 asked for an addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal to be produced, relating to the housing growth numbers, and addressing "both smaller and minimal supply buffers as 'reasonable alternatives'. This addendum has now been produced and has been added to Section D1 of the Document Library (Document D1.6).

8 December 2021

A sites table (D1.5) showing the status of proposed allocations has been added to Section D1 of the Document Library at the request of the Inspectors.

24 November 2021

An updated Partnership Response to the Inspectors Initial Questions and associated documents have been added to section D1 of the Document Library.  The response has been amended to ensure that all documents mentioned have reference numbers and are included in the Document Library as requested by the Inspectors.  The response also includes an update to Questions 21 and 22 - the East Norwich Strategic Regeneration Area.

Updated appendices to Topic Paper 1 - The Growth Strategy (Documents D3.2B and D3.2C) have also been added to section D3 of the Document Library in relation to the updated response to Question 13.

17 November 2021

Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) on representations to the GNLP have been added to section D4 of the Document Library.

Site Allocation Statements of Common Ground/Delivery Statements have been added to section D2 of the Document Library.

8 November 2021

The Partnership response to the Inspectors' Initial Questions has been added to section D1 of the Document Library

29 October 2021

The final Duty to Cooperate Statement (Document A9.1) has been added to Section A of the Document Library

27 October 2021

Timescale for Responding to the Examination Initial Questions document has been added to section D1 of the Document Library.

21 October 2021

The councils have now received the Inspectors’ Initial Questions.  The councils’ response to these questions will be published in due course.

The councils have also added a number of Topic Papers to the Document Library.