The Joint Core Strategy for Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk is the key planning policy document for the Greater Norwich area. It forms part of the Local Plans for the districts of Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk setting out the broad vision for the growth of the area and containing strategic policies for the period 2008 – 2026.
The Joint Core Strategy for Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk (JCS) was adopted on 22 March 2011. Following a legal challenge a High Court Judgment, in February 2012, ruled that the parts of the Joint Core Strategy concerning the North East Growth Triangle (NEGT) should be remitted for further consideration and that a new Sustainability Appraisal for that part of Broadland in the Norwich Policy Area be prepared.
Following further consultation and an examination in 2013, the proposals for the Broadland part of the Norwich Policy Area were found sound, subject to a number of modifications, by the inspector appointed to oversee the public examination. The Joint Core Strategy: Broadland part of the Norwich Policy Area Local Plan was subsequently adopted by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council on 10 January 2014.
The complete adopted Joint Core Strategy for Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk comprises the JCS document adopted in March 2011, as amended by the Broadland Part of the Norwich Policy Area: Local Plan, adopted in January 2014.
Documents supporting the adopted Joint Core Strategy are:
Information relating to the Public Examination in 2013 and all early stages in the process can be accessed via the Stages of the Joint Core Strategy web page.