- National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) - The National Planning Policy Framework was published in March 2012, consolidating over two-dozen previously issued documents called Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPG). The Framework is a key part of the Coalition Government reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth. Local authorities must take the contents of the NPPF into account when preparing plans and considering planning applications.
In response to the publication of the NPPF, the Council is considering how it may impact on the application of existing adopted policies.
- Local Development Framework (LDF) - This is a series of documents that sets out how your local area may change over the next few years. A LDF is often referred to as ‘the Development Plan’ or ‘Local Plan’. The planning policies which guide planning decisions in North Norfolk are contained in the Core Strategy Development Plan document and proposals for new development over the next 10-15 years are shown in the Site Allocations Development Plan document. Other adopted documents are detailed below in the 'Current Adopted Policy & Guidance' section.
There are other types of plans, such as how to deal with waste or minerals extraction. This is known as the Minerals & Waste Local Development Framework and is prepared by Norfolk County Council. Also, part of North Norfolk lies within the Broads Authority Area. The Broads Authority is responsible for setting the planning policies in this area. See the Broads Local Development Framework.
In 2011 a Major Developments Team was formed with a combination of staff from the Planning Policy and Development Management sections. the team processes all planning applications relating to sites allocated for development in the Site Allocations Development Plan and other larger scale residential proposals.
Additionally, the team has the responsibility to continue with the development of policy and related advice including preparation of Development Briefs, Planning Obligations and CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy), review of Government policies (Localism), corporate projects, working with neighbouring authorities and various outside organisations, consultation, monitoring, and providing policy advice to the Development Management service.
CURRENT ADOPTED POLICY & GUIDANCE
More details on the current system of Planning is contained within:
Requests for Maps
Unfortunately the Council is unable to provide Ordnance Survey maps to the public, businesses or non-public sector organisations. There are a range of suppliers who are licensed to sell maps which can be found on the Planning Portal website.
Public Sector organisations (including Parish and Town Councils) may obtain maps from North Norfolk District Council or Ordnance Survey for their business use but may need to sign a Contractors Licence. Please contact Rebecca Domek (GIS Coordinator) on 01263 516355 for further information.
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- North Norfolk District Council approves former HL Foods site development - 21 November 2013
- Applications received for the designation of Neighbourhood Areas - 21 August 2013
- North Norfolk District Council to appeal wind turbine planning decision - 13 May 2013
- Opportunity to comment on development plans for Holt site - 09 April 2013
- Building excellence in the spotlight at regional awards - 11 March 2013