Greater Norwich Local Plan – Regulation 19 Publication Stage
Pre-submission Draft Plan for representations on soundness and legal compliance
The forthcoming Cabinet meetings of Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils will consider the proposed submission draft of the Greater Norwich Local Plan Strategy and Sites document in January 2021.
Please note that whilst these documents are available on our website in advance of the Cabinet meetings, they are not yet open to public comment. The intention is for the Plan to be considered by the Councils in January 2021 and, if approved for publication by them, it will then be published in February 2021 to allow formal representations to be made on the Plan.
We have already consulted three times on the contents of the plan. The next stage of the plan-making process allows for comments to be made on the legal compliance and soundness of the Local Plan before submitting it to the Planning Inspector for independent examination in public. This means:
- Has the plan been prepared in accordance with all legal and procedural requirements?
- Does the plan meet the prescribed tests of soundness?
The current timetable is for the publication draft version of the GNLP to be available for comment from 1 February – 15 March 2021. Details of how to comment, along with definitions of legal compliance and soundness, will be provided on our website at that time.
Comments made in accordance with the above will be considered by the Councils before they decide whether to submit the Plan to the Government for independent examination. If the Plan is submitted, the comments will also be provided to the Inspector to consider as part of their examination of the Plan.
Part 1 - Strategy
Background Evidence Documents
Sustainability Appraisal & Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Greater Norwich Local Plan (December 2020)
Habitats Regulation Assessment of the Greater Norwich Regulation 19 Draft Plan (December 2020)
Equality Impact Assessment (December 2020)
Part 2 - Sites Plan
(including: Colney, Costessey, Cringleford and Keswick, Drayton, Easton and Honingham, Hellesdon, Old Catton, Rackheath, Sprowston, Taverham, Thorpe St Andrew, Trowse and Bixley)
(including: Aylsham (clustered with Blickling, Burgh & Tuttington and Oulton), Diss including parts of Roydon, Redenhall with Harleston including part of Needham, Hethel Strategic Employment, Long Stratton including part of Tharston and Wymondham)
(including: Acle, Blofield, Brundall (clustered with Postwick with Witton), Hethersett, Hingham, Loddon & Chedgrave, Poringland including well related parts of adjacent villages, Reepham (clustered with Booton, Guestwick, Heydon, Salle and Wood Dalling) and Wroxham)
(including: Blofield Heath (clustered with Hemblington), Buxton with Lammas (clustered with Brampton), Cantley, Cawston (clustered with Brandiston & Swannington), Coltishall (clustered with Horstead with Stanninghall & Belaugh), Foulsham (clustered with Themelthorpe), Freethorpe (clustered with Halvergate and Wickhampton), Frettenham, Great & Little Plumstead, Great Witchingham (clustered with Lenwade, Weston Longville, Alderford, Attlebridge, Little Witchingham and Morton-on-the-Hill), Hainford (clustered with Stratton Strawless), Hevingham, Horsford (clustered with Felthorpe & Haveringland), Horsham & Newton St Faith, Lingwood and Burlingham (clustered with Strumpshaw & Beighton), Marsham, Salhouse (clustered with Woodbastwick & Ranworth), South Walsham (clustered with Upton with Fishley), Spixworth and Crostwick)
Background Evidence Documents
Summary of Regulation 18C consultation comments
Summary of comments received to the Regulation 18C consultation with the identification of main issues, draft GNLP response and proposed change to plan.
Site Assessment Booklets
Norwich and Urban Fringe Assessment Booklets
Main Town Assessment Booklets
Key Service Centres Assessment Booklets
Broadland Village Clusters Assessment Booklets
Non-Residential Assessment Booklets
Appendix A - Table of Allocated Sites with reasons for allocation
Appendix B - Tables of Unallocated Sites with reasons for rejection
Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)