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Greater Norwich Growth Board

Jobs, homes and prosperity for local people


Greater Norwich Local Plan

The GNGB work together to plan and manage growth within their partnership area. The Joint Core Strategy (JCS), which is their initial strategic local plan, was agreed by Government in 2014. The JCS sets out where the required housing and jobs growth will be located until 2026. 

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being developed and will extend the planned period a further 12 years to 2038. This plan is undergoing a period of examination by government, where the details are being reviewed and tested. Once this process is complete, the GNLP will be formally adopted and will supersede the JCS.

The Greater Norwich Local Plan sets out the vision for future development in Greater Norwich until 2038. It was created collaboratively by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council. The GNLP includes strategic planning policies and allocates individual sites for development. It aims to ensure that new homes and jobs are delivered whilst the environment is protected and enhanced.

It has 6 core objectives: 

Environment - To protect and enhance the built, natural, and historic environments, make best use of natural resources, and to significantly reduce emissions to ensure that Greater Norwich is adapted to climate change and plays a full part in meeting national commitments to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Homes - To enable delivery of high-quality homes of the right density, size, mix and tenure to meet people’s needs throughout their lives and to make efficient use of land.

Infrastructure - To promote the timely delivery of infrastructure to support existing communities, growth, and modal shift in transport use; and to improve connectivity to allow access to economic and social opportunities.

Communities - To grow vibrant, healthy communities giving people a high quality of life in well-designed developments with good access to jobs, services and facilities, helping to close the gap between life chances in disadvantaged and other communities.

Delivery - To promote the delivery of housing, jobs and infrastructure to meet identified needs, supported by intervention mechanisms where the market is unable to deliver.

Economy - To support and promote clean growth and progress towards a post-carbon economy through the expansion of internationally important knowledge-based industries in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor as part of a wider entrepreneurial, enterprising, creative, and broad-based economy with high productivity and a skilled workforce.

Find out more about the GNLP