Date published: 3rd October 2023

North Norfolk District Council has received the submission version of the Wells-next-the-sea Neighbourhood Development Plan.

A six-week consultation of the draft plan started Monday (10 October) and ends on Monday 13 November 2023, after which an independent examiner will consider the plan.

Local communities can use Neighbourhood Plans to influence the planning of the area where they live and work. They can be used to develop a shared vision for a neighbourhood and to choose where new homes, shops, offices and other developments should be built. They also help to identify and protect important local green spaces and to influence what new buildings should look like.

The consultation documents and response form are available to view online at

Responses should be returned to or by post to the Planning Policy Team, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN and received no later than Monday, 13 November 2023.

Paper copies are available to view at Wells Town Council, Wells Community Hospital, Mill Road, Wells-next-the-sea, NR23 1RF by prior arrangement with the parish clerk. Copies can also be viewed at NNDC, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN, during regular opening hours.

A printed copy can be requested from or by calling 01328 710564.

Comments are invited on the content of the draft plan and, in particular, are encouraged to address whether or not the proposed plan fulfils the ‘basic conditions’ tests that the appointed examiner will be required to undertake, more details of which can be found on the government’s Neighbourhood Planning page.

All comments received will be provided to the examiner following the close of the consultation.

Last updated: 3rd October 2023