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Date published: 30th April 2019

A public consultation on a new Local Plan (Part 1) for North Norfolk will begin on Tuesday 7 May and run until Wednesday 19 June 5pm.

Residents, businesses and organisations are being invited to consider the content of the First Draft Local Plan (Part 1) and supporting documents and to let the Council know if changes are considered to be necessary.

The purpose of the Local Plan is to provide clear detail on where new homes, jobs and infrastructure will be created in order to meet housing, employment and other needs of the area, while protecting and enhancing our unique natural and built environment. This includes addressing specific challenges such as accommodating a growing and aging population, providing affordable housing, and managing the potential impacts of climate change.

As part of the consultation, the Council will also publish details of the Alternative Options that have been considered and the Sustainability Appraisal, together with the supporting documents and evidence that has informed the preparation of the draft document.

The Council is also seeking to identify available sites in a number of village locations as part of a ‘Call for Sites’. Proposals for sites of up to 1 hectare are being invited in order to provide development opportunities in 22 specific village locations across the district which would benefit from small-scale housing growth.

A consultation is also being held on three Supplementary Planning Documents at the same time. The overall purpose of the documents is to provide detailed guidance to applicants, to support relevant Local Plan policies, and to assist in the determination of planning applications and appeals.

  • Draft Design Guide
  • Draft Landscape Character Assessment
  • Draft Landscape Sensitivity Assessment

Please visit our Local Plan Consultation page for details of how to respond, and to view the consultation documents from 3 May.

To support the consultation, a series of public ‘drop-in’ events have been organised across the District where local people can meet with staff to learn more about and discuss the proposals.

All consultation events take place between 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Location Address Date (May)
Sheringham Room 5 & 6, Community Centre, Holway Road, NR26 8NP 7 May
Cromer Parish Hall, Church Street, NR27 9HH 8 May
Briston & Melton Constable Briston Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Stone Beck Lane, NR24 2PS 9 May
Holt The Lounge, Community Centre, Kerridge Way, NR25 6DN 15 May
North Walsham Community Centre, New Road, NR28 9DE 16 May
Mundesley Coronation Hall, Cromer Road, NR11 8BE 17 May
Ludham Village Hall, Norwich Rd, NR29 5PB 20 May
Stalham Town Hall, High Street, NR12 9AS 21 May
Hoveton Broadland Youth & Community Centre, Stalham Road, NR12 8DJ 23 May
Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street, NR21 9DY 24 May
Blakeney Village Hall, Langham Road, NR25 7PG 29 May
Wells-next-the-Sea The Maltings, Staithe Street, NR23 1AU 31 May

 A North Norfolk District Council spokesperson said: “North Norfolk District Council is working hard to make sustainable choices that will shape the immediate future of the District and will meet the needs of local people.

“The consultation events have been set up to encourage as many people as possible to have their say and an opportunity to make comments and suggestions that the Council can consider before consulting again ahead of the final submission for independent examination in late 2019."


Last updated: 1st May 2019