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Greater Norwich Growth Programme

The Greater Norwich Growth Programme is developed and approved by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council, Norfolk County Council and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, working as the Greater Norwich Growth Board. The programme is drawn together from the Joint Five Year Infrastructure Investment Plan (see below) and identifies schemes to be prioritised for delivery and development within each financial year.

The Growth Programme is assessed annually and sets out the financial implications for income and expenditure for the forthcoming year and the cumulative financial impact of funding decisions on the Programme given funding and borrowing commitment from earlier years. It takes account of the long-term financial implications for the end of the programme period i.e. 2026.

The Councils approve the Greater Norwich Growth Programme annually.

The Annual Growth Programme for 2017/18 was approved by the Greater Norwich Growth Board at its meeting on 25 May 2017, and the document can be found below:

2017/18 Greater Norwich Growth Programme   Size: 122 KB – Date: 17/10/2017  

The full report which went to the Growth Board in May can be viewed here

The Programme was reported to each of the Growth Board partners, for approval of the combined programme, on the following dates:

Broadland District Council  23 May 2017
Norwich City Council  23 May 2017
South Norfolk Council  15 May 2017
New Anglia LEP Board  TBC
Norfolk County Council 3 July 2017

The management of the Growth Programme is overseen by the Greater Norwich Infrastructure Delivery Board. Programme delivery teams manage scheme delivery and have the responsibility to report on progress with delivery and programming to the Infrastructure Delivery Board.

Joint Five Year Infrastructure Investment Plan

The Infrastructure Investment Plan sets out the projects for which pooled CIL funding support from the Infrastructure Investment Fund is sought through the Greater Norwich Growth Board to support the delivery of planned growth. It also projects the infrastructure funding priorities for the subsequent four years.

The schemes it identifies are those currently considered to be a priority for delivery to assist in achieving our economic growth targets as set out in the Joint Core Strategy and the Greater Norwich City Deal; one of the key strands of our City Deal was the delivery of an infrastructure programme facilitated by a pooled CIL funding arrangement between the Authorities.

The Infrastructure Investment Plan incorporates the updated position on infrastructure delivery since the preparation of the last Annual Growth Programme which was agreed by District Councils in November and December 2015, and by Norfolk County Council as the Accountable Body, in February 2016.

Also included are revised CIL income projections, updates on infrastructure development, as well as programming from previous growth programmes and planned preparatory work for infrastructure schemes in future years. The information within the Greater Norwich Infrastructure Plan (see above) helps to inform the prioritisation of projects, and is a key part in the development of the Infrastructure Investment Plan.

The 2016 plan can be accessed here:  

Greater Norwich Five Year Infrastructure Investment Plan - 2016   Size: 565 KB – Date: 13/11/2017