Greater Norwich Local Plan submitted to Inspector
The Greater Norwich Development Partnership has submitted the Greater Norwich Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination.
The Greater Norwich Development Partnership, which includes Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council, has submitted the Greater Norwich Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination.
The Plan will now be examined by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate, and details of the inspector’s findings will be published when we have them, hopefully this time next year.
The Greater Norwich Local Plan has been publicly consulted on at stages over the last three years. It sets out a vision for growth and identifies sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure while protecting the area’s unique environment and habitats.
The plan will provide the basis for planning decisions for the foreseeable future. It provides opportunities for around 49,500 new homes to meet the needs for housing in both urban and rural areas over the next 20 years.
Plans are already in place that identify locations for 74% of the new homes and over 5,000 of those homes were built between 2018 and 2020. Plans are already in place for new jobs, green spaces and the additional infrastructure.
Although the Local Plan is for Greater Norwich as a whole, it takes into account the requirements of the individual partners and South Norfolk Council is developing its South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan which aims to shape development within the district’s villages, identifying land for a minimum of 1,200 new homes.
Councillor Shaun Vincent, Chair of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership commented
“Greater Norwich is a great place to live, work and invest. We need to make sure that future growth brings benefits for all, while protecting our environment and providing for a sustainable future.
“I would like to thank everyone who has helped us move the Local Plan forward during our consultation process and enabled us to get to this point. It is now time to submit our plan to the planning inspectorate for their final consideration.”
To find out more about the plan visit the Greater Norwich Local Plan website.