This is the Publication draft version of the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP), also called the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Draft Plan.  There are two parts to the plan, the first is the Publication draft GNLP Strategy which contains the planning strategy for growth in Greater Norwich from 2018 to 2038 and the second is the Publication draft GNLP Sites document which contains allocation policies for the sites to deliver the strategy.  The plan is supported by a Sustainability Appraisal and other background evidence. Any representations submitted at this stage must be related to soundness and legal compliance .  The period for submission of representations will run for six weeks between 9am on Monday 1 February to 5pm on Monday 15 March 2021. No representations will be accepted outside of this period.  For further information about submitting representations see the Statement of Representations Procedure.

The GNLP will supersede the current Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich and the Site Allocation Plans in each of the three districts.

Changes required to the Policies map on adoption of the GNLP are shown in the settlement maps in Part 2 of the plan (in the various settlement chapters). These show the new allocations and carried forward allocations that replace the existing allocations in the superseded documents.  Previously defined Settlement Boundaries have been brought forward into the plan without amendment and are also shown in the settlement maps, except for the South Norfolk Villages that are to be included in the proposed South Norfolk Village Clusters Local Plan.  All the defined Settlement Boundaries can be seen in the interactive map by ticking the Settlement boundary layer.