Adopted South Norfolk Local Plan

The adopted South Norfolk Local Plan is made up of various documents. Each document has been developed in consultation with the community and subject to independent examination before being formally adopted by the council. The documents that make up the Local Plan contain policies to guide future development in South Norfolk and are used when assessing planning applications.

Joint Core Strategy

We worked with Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council as part of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP) to produce and adopt a Joint Core Strategy (JCS).

The JCS sets out the overarching strategy for growth across the three districts to 2026. It identifies key locations for housing and employment growth and sets out policies to ensure that future development is sustainable.

The JCS was adopted in March 2011, with amendments relating to housing growth in Broadland, adopted in January 2014. The JCS forms part of the South Norfolk Local Plan.

The Greater Norwich Growth Board website provides further information and background documents relating to the JCS

Download the Joint Core Strategy

Site Specific Allocations and Policies Document

The Site Specific Allocations and Policies Document is part of the South Norfolk Local Plan. Guided by the Joint Core Strategy, it designates areas of land to deliver housing, employment, recreation, open spaces and community uses. Together with the other documents that make up the Development Plan it is used to assess planning applications and guide development proposals to ensure the delivery of high quality sustainable developments across South Norfolk.

The document was formally adopted on 26 October 2015 and covers the period up to 2026. The full document can be downloaded below or view an alphabetical list of settlement policies and maps. 

Download the Site Specific Allocations and Policies Documents

Development Management Policies Document

The Development Management Policies Document is part of the South Norfolk Local Plan. Together with the other documents that make up the Development Plan it is used to assess planning applications and guide development proposals to ensure the delivery of high quality sustainable developments across South Norfolk.  

The document was formally adopted on 26 October 2015. 

Download the Development Management Policies Document

Wymondham Area Action Plan

The Wymondham Area Action Plan (WAAP) is part of the South Norfolk Local Plan. Wymondham will grow between now and 2026 with a minimum of 2,200 new homes and a further 20 hectares of employment land. The role of the WAAP is to balance the growth of the historic market town with protecting and enhancing the ‘Ketts Country Landscape’; to strengthen the role of the Tiffey Valley; maintain the open land between Wymondham and Hethersett; conserve the landscape setting of the town and abbey and create connection and linkages between green infrastructure.

The WAAP was formally adopted on 26 October 2015. The Plan and accompanying documents are available to download.

Other policies, particularly those in the Joint Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Document are also key to guiding appropriate development in Wymondham.

Download the Wymondham Area Action Plan

Long Stratton Area Action Plan

The Long Stratton Area Action Plan is part of the South Norfolk Local Plan. Long Stratton will grow between now and 2026 with a minimum of 1,800 new homes, 12 hectares of employment land, an enhanced town centre and supporting infrastructure. The addition of a bypass is key to the future growth of Long Stratton. The role of the LSAAP is to set out policies to guide and help deliver the required growth, whilst protecting and enhancing the historic core of the settlement and the distinctive countryside beyond.

The plan was formally adopted on 26 May 2016. The Plan and accompanying documents are available to download.

Other policies, particularly those in the Joint Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Document are also key to guiding appropriate development in Long Stratton. A Neighbourhood Plan for the area covered by the LSAAP is also in production.

Download the Long Stratton Area Action Plan

Neighbourhood Plans

There are several Neighbourhood Plans in our district that have been adopted by the authority and also form part of the current local plan. These can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Planning pages.

We also have a number of Supplementary Planning Documents that can be found here.

More detail about how we consult on Local Plan documents is explained in the Statement of Community Involvement. The documents being produced in the Local Plan are shown in a timetable called the Local Development Scheme. Find out more about the Emerging Local Plan.

Local Planning Team

Telephone: 01508 533805