NCC has written to us about a public consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP)which opened on 8th January and continues until 15th March 2018 (see for details).

It is important to note that this is a consultation – no final decisions have been made on any policy choice or site. The consultation will include:

  • a Growth Options document setting out the broad housing numbers required to 2036;
  • six main distribution options;
  • a significant number of questions on various policy areas (such as air quality, landscape and affordable housing); and,
  • the Site Proposals document, listing sites submitted for consideration for various uses through the plan, along with a settlement summary for those parishes where sites have been submitted.
  • (The Wreningham Site Proposal plan is here: GNLP_Wreningham.)

In addition, the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) in the evidence base has more detail on the sites submitted for potential inclusion in the GNLP. Other evidence studies, along with the Interim Sustainability Appraisal, will also available for comment.

About 25 roadshows at various locations in Greater Norwich have been planned for the consultation period. The venues and dates are published on A separate briefing, to inform parish councils of the main details of the consultation exercise, has been arranged at South Norfolk Council’s office in Long Stratton (the Council Chamber) on Tuesday 16th January. (MH: I expect to attend and will feed back any particular information after the meeting.)

If there are any questions, please email
Adam Nicholls, Planning Policy Manager, SNC. Tel: 01508 533809 e-mail:

About Michael Hill

Wreningham Parish Council Chair

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