South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan

South Norfolk Council has published its proposed South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan (VCHAP), which will shape development within the district’s villages, identifying land for a minimum of 1,200 new homes

View the parishes covered by this plan.

The publication of the proposed plan, as required by Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, will take place over a six week period, between 9am on Monday 23 January and 5pm on Wednesday 8 March 2023. During this period, anyone that wishes to, may make a formal representation on the Plan. These representations must address whether the plan is legally and procedurally compliant and whether the plan is ‘Sound’, in accordance with National Planning Policy. Further information about how to make a representation can be found in the Statement of Representations Procedure and Representation Form Guidance Note

The VCHAP is a Local Plan document which, once adopted, will become part of the Development Plan for South Norfolk. The proposed VCHAP allocates around 45 new sites for housing in South Norfolk’s villages, which will deliver the bulk of the approximately 1,200 new homes that are to be delivered in this village cluster area by 2038.

In order to view the proposed VCHAP and the supporting documents, and make formal representations, please click on the link below:

South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocations Plan – Reg. 19 Publication

The documents can also be viewed, from 23 January, at the following locations:

  • South Norfolk Council offices - Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, NR7 0DU (open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm)
  • The Octagon - Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AH (open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
  • Libraries in South Norfolk - view details of your local branch
  • Millennium Library - The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW (open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm)

Anyone wishing to submit a formal representation on the content of the plan may do so, in writing, and before 5pm on 8 March 2023.

These can be submitted online, via the link above or using one of our hard copy representation forms which are available at the locations listed above. This will help ensure that submitted representations are in the prescribed format and can be taken into account in the examination of the plan. Completed hard copy forms should be posted to the South Norfolk Council office address listed above.

Before completing and submitting any representations, please ensure that you read our Statement of Representations Procedure and Representation Form Guidance Note. Please also ensure you read the South Norfolk Village Clusters Housing Allocation Plan Privacy Statement.

Further background and supporting material relating to the VCHAP is also available through our Virtual Exhibition.

You can also view our interactive map, illustrating the VCHAP proposals, here.

Following this publication period, South Norfolk Council will consider whether, taking account of representations received, the VCHAP is Sound and ready for examination. If South Norfolk Council resolves that the VCHAP is Sound and ready for examination then the proposed Plan, supporting evidence and the representations received will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination.

For further information and enquiries, please contact the Council’s Place Shaping Team on 01508 533805 or at


South Norfolk Place Shaping Team

Telephone: 01508 533805