October 2023
Early 2024 to be confirmed as the examination is ongoing

Policy 1 The Growth Strategy

MM1 - Paragraph 177

Page 47


Amend the final sentence of paragraph 177 to read:

This local housing need is the target plan requirement against which land supply will be measured (see appendix 64).


To ensure the plan is justified and effective.

MM2 - Table 6

Page 48


Amend Table 6 to read:

Table 6 Establishing the Plan's total housing potential figure


Number of Homes



Local housing needrequirement (2018 to 2038)


The minimum local housing need figure has been identified using the Government's standard methodology using 2014-based projections. This figure forms the housing requirement for the plan.


Delivery 2018/2019 and 2019/20to 2021/2022

5,240 8,728

The number of homes built in 2018/2019, and 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 (including student accommodation and housing for the elderly).


Existing commitment (at April 2020 2022) to be delivered to 2038 (including uplift on allocated sites)



The existing commitment is the undelivered sites which are already allocated and/or permitted at 01/04/2022 with parts of or whole sites unlikely to be delivered by 2038 excluded. Uplifts on existing allocations are included here.

It includes forecast development from small sites of 9 or fewer homes and other windfall sites over the period 2023/24 to 2027/28. Delivery from allocated sites in this figure includes allocations made by this plan, the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Site Allocations Local Plan (1,200 dwellings) and the Diss and area Neighbourhood Plan (250 dwellings) and adopted development plan documents and area action plans.


New allocations


These are the homes to be provided on new sites allocated through the GNLP (9,254), the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Sites Allocation Plan (1,200) and the Diss and area Neighbourhood Plan (250)



Homes delivered through policy 7.5

800 795

Policy 7.5 provides for delivery of 3 to 5 self or custom build homes on small scale sites within or adjacent to settlement boundaries or on small sites within recognisable groups of dwellings.



Windfall allowance

1,296 830

There is a limited reliance on windfall sites. Evidence provides an estimated 4,450 homes resulting from windfall development during the remainder of the plan period. As windfall delivery is likely to remain robustly high it is appropriate to include a limited proportion as part of total potential delivery.

G = B + C + D + E + F

F = B + C + D + E

Total Forecast Supplyhousing potential

49,492 45,041

The total housing potential forecast housing supply for the plan consists of delivery (B), commitments and allocations (C), new allocations (D), homes delivered through policy 7.5 (E D) and the windfall allowance (FE). This provides a buffer of 22%11%to cater for on the potential for higher growth rates. It also mitigates local housing requirement to mitigate any risk of non-delivery of sites to ensure delivery of local housing need.

MM3 - Paragraph 179

Page 49


Amend paragraph 179 to read:

179. In line with the above figures, policy 1 provides for around 49,500 45,000 new homes. This is the total provision in the plan and is not the need or target requirement against which land supply will be measured (see appendix 64). The residual annual target for the 18 years of the remainder of the period, taking account of delivery between 2018 and 2020, is 40,541 (Row A) minus 5,240 (Row B), divided by 18 which equals 1,961 per annum.


To ensure the plan is justified and effective.

MM4 - Paragraph 187

Page 49


Amend paragraph 187 to read:

187. A significant element of any further growth required in the next plan under the new planning system will be at a new settlement or settlements (see policy 7.6).

187. National policy requires reviews of local plans to be completed no later than five years from their adoption, meaning that a rolling programme of plan making takes place. It currently seems likely that there will be a need to plan for further growth through the next local plan.

Insert a new paragraph of text after existing paragraph 187 to read:

This plan identifies enough sustainable sites within and on the edge of settlements to meet currently assessed need for the plan period. A review of the local plan will need to assess options for longer term growth, including the potential for a sustainable new settlement or settlements.

A new settlement approach was considered in preparing this local plan but was rejected by the Partnership as being premature. The detailed exploratory work to consider options for a new settlement or settlements is intended to begin on adoption of this plan and will involve discussions with Government, agencies and partners along with public participation to inform the preparation of the next local plan.


To ensure the plan is justified and effective.

MM5 - Table 7

Page 51


Amend Table 7 to read:

Table 7 Housing growth 2018 to 2038 (figures rounded)


Homes 2018

Homes 2038 (and increase)

Increase %

% of total housing growth

Norwich urban area


138,791 134,058

(+32,691) (+27,958)

31 26

66 62

The Main Towns


26,206 26,074

(+ 6,806) (+6,674)

35 34

14 15

The Key Service Centres


19,579 19,712

(+ 3,679) (+ 3,812)

23 24

7 8

Village clusters


50,320 49,983

(+ 4,220) (+ 3,883)

9 8


Windfall + homes from policy 7.5 + small sites + forecast development from small sites of 9 or fewer homes


2,096 2,714





236,992 232,541

(+ 49,492) (+ 45,041)

26 24


MM6 - Map 7

Page 54


Update Housing Growth Locations map to reflect changes in housing numbers:

Delete current map and insert new map as below:

Housing Growth Locations with the largest being 10,723 Norwich, 10,119 Growth Triangle, and Wymondham, + 3,883 in village clusters throughout the area + 795 from policy 7.5 + 1,919 from windfall.


To ensure the plan is justified and effective

MM7 - Policy 1

Page 55


Amend Policy 1 to read:


Sustainable development and inclusive growth are supported by delivery of the following between 2018 and 2038:

  • toTo meet the needrequirement for around 40,550 new homes, provision is made for a minimum of 49,49245,041 new homes;.
  • ToTo aid delivery of around 33,000 additional jobs and support key economic sectors, around 360 hectares of employment land is allocated, and employment opportunities are promoted at the local level;.
  • supportingSupporting infrastructure will be provided in line with policies 2 and 4;.
  • environmental Environmental protection and enhancement measures including further improvements to the green infrastructure network will be delivered.

The sustainable growth strategy is illustrated in the Key Diagram.

SETTLEMENT HIERARCHY (underlined in original)

The settlement hierarchy is:

  1. Norwich urban area (Norwich and Norwich Fringe65) (see glossary for definition).
  2. Main towns.
  3. Key service centres.
  4. Village clusters.

Growth is distributed in line with the settlement hierarchy to provide good access to services, employment and infrastructure. It is provided through urban and rural regeneration, along with sustainable urban and village extensions.

Most of the housing, employment and infrastructure growth is focussed in the Strategic Growth Area illustrated on the Key Diagram. This includes Greater Norwich's part of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, including the Norwich urban area, Hethersett and Wymondham and key strategic jobs sites at Hethel and the Norwich Research Park. Growth is also focussed in towns and villages to support vibrant rural communities.

HOUSING (underlined in original)

Housing commitments are located to meet the need for homes across the area, providing good access to services, facilities and jobs, supporting sustainable urban and rural living. Accordingly, housing commitments are distributed as follows:


Existing deliverable commitmentplanning permissions (including uplift and deliverycompletions 2018/19 and 2019/20 - 2021/22)

New allocations

Homes forecast to be delivered from allocated sites by March 2038

Total minimum deliverable housing commitment

2018 - 2038

Norwich urban area


6,672 6,982

32,691 27,958

The main towns of Wymondham, Aylsham, Diss (with part of Roydon), Harleston and Long Stratton



1,655 1,639



The key service centres of Acle, Blofield, Brundall, Hethersett, Hingham, Loddon / Chedgrave, Poringland / Framingham Earl, Reepham and Wroxham







Village clusters

(see appendix 5 details of the clusters)

In the remaining parts of Broadland (see policy 7.4 and the GNLP Sites Plan for specific sites)





Village clusters

(see appendix 5 details of the clusters)


In South Norfolk (see policy 7.4 and the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Site Allocations Local Plan for specific allocations)



A minimum of 1,200

Forecast development from small sites of 9 or fewer homes and other windfall sites over the period 2023/24 to 2027/28




Allocations Total

36,692 32,478

10,704 10,938

47,396 43,416

Homes delivered though policy 7.5




Windfall allowance for the period 2028/29 to 2037/38




Overall Total



Policies 7.1 to 7.5 provide details on distribution and the Sites document provides individual site policies. Individual site policies for villages in South Norfolk will be in the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Site Allocations Local Plan.

To provide choice and aid delivery of housing, proposals for additional "windfall" housing growth will be considered acceptable in principle at appropriate scales and locations where they would not have a negative impact on the character and scale of the settlement, and subject to other local plan policies:

  1. Within settlement boundaries in accordance with the above settlement hierarchy;.
  2. Elsewhere in village clusters, subject to the requirements of policy 7.4.
  3. On sites of up to 3 to 5 self or custom build dwellings in all parishes, subject to the requirements of policy 7.5.

Plan review and five-year housing land supply (underlined in original)

This plan will be reviewed in line with the requirements on the new plan-making system. Five-year housing land supply will be calculated across the whole of the three districts. TheAppendix 4 shows that the plan provides enough allocations to provide a five-year housing land supply on adoption66.

ECONOMY (underlined in original)

Key Strategic employment locations in the Key Diagram are protected from other forms of development and will support both a broad range of employment and key economic sectors as set out in policy 6. The key strategic locations are:

  • Norwich city centre;City Centre.
  • the Norwich Airport area;.
  • Browick Interchange, Wymondham;.
  • Longwater;.
  • Rackheath;.
  • Broadland Business Park;.
  • Broadland Gate;.
  • Norwich Research Park;.
  • Hethel and
  • The Food Enterprise Park at Easton/Honingham.

In addition, smaller scale employment sites are allocated in urban areas, towns and large villages to provide local job opportunities, supporting small businesses and vibrant urban and rural economies.

INFRASTRUCTURE (underlined in original)

The sustainable growth strategy will be supported by improvements to the transport system, green infrastructure and services as set out in policies 2, 3 and 4.


To ensure the plan is justified and effective.