South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan

South Norfolk Council is currently preparing a housing allocations document that will shape development within the District’s villages, identifying land for a minimum of 1,200 new homes. This plan will be called the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan (VCHAP).

The parishes that will be covered by this Plan are listed here.

Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan: Regulation 18 Public Consultation

When: 9am Monday 7 June 2021 to 5pm on Monday 2 August 2021

The ‘South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocation Plan’ (VCHAP) has now been published for public consultation. In addition to the consultation document itself, a number of supporting documents have also been made available and there is an opportunity for new sites to be submitted to us for consideration. 

This public consultation is an opportunity for you to provide us with your views on the sites that have been promoted to us, the assessments undertaken so far, our suggestions for overarching policies that would apply to these allocation sites and the supporting evidence that has helped to prepare the emerging Plan. You may also wish to tell us if you feel the development of a particular site needs to address a specific issue (for example, a footpath link). During this process we have also taken the opportunity to review the existing development boundaries (or ‘settlement limits’) throughout the District and your comments on proposed changes to these are also welcomed. 

Virtual exhibition

Our exhibition is being held online and you are invited to enter our virtual exhibition hall.

Within the exhibition hall you will find our display stands which set out the background to the VCHAP, you will be able to view the main consultation document and the supporting documents, including maps of the sites being considered, individual site assessments and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). 

Comments may be submitted to us using the ‘Have Your Say’ console. A planning officer will be available online via the webchat accessed in the exhibition hall between 10am and 2pm on a Tuesday and 2pm and 6pm on a Thursday throughout the consultation period.

Outside of these times you can contact us by phone between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm or via email using the contact details listed below.

Consultation document

You can comment on the consultation material directly here. Please note that in order to submit your feedback you will be required to register your details in the system.

If you have a new site that you wish to promote to us please do so by completing the Call for Sites form. It will be useful for you to consider the council’s assessment criteria when completing the site submission form. The assessment criteria is published as a supporting document to the consultation. If you require assistance completing the Call for Sites form please contact a team member who will be able to assist you.

Please see the Privacy Statement for details about how your data will be used if you wish to be added to our consultation database.

Next steps

Following this public consultation the council will review its conclusions on sites in light of the representations received, assess any new sites that have been submitted and carry out any further fact finding or evidence gathering that is necessary. Once this process is complete the council will prepare the final, proposed submission (or Regulation 19) version of the plan.

The public and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to comment on whether the proposed submission version of the plan meets the legal and policy compliance tests set out by government before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination. Any representations made at this stage will be passed to the independent inspector who will examine the plan.

Following its independent examination, the plan is expected to be finalised and adopted in 2023.

Contact us

If you have any difficulties accessing the documents online, accessing different areas of our virtual exhibition or submitting your comments then please contact the team on 01508 533805 or at lp@s-norfolk.gov.uk.

Local Planning Team

Telephone: 01508 533805