14 November 2018
King's Lynn and West Norfolk
The Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is in the process of preparing a replacement Local Plan to guide development in the Borough up to 2036. The Council undertook an initial ‘Call for Sites’ exercise in 2017. The next opportunity to promote sites is likely to be February 2019, when the Council intend to consult on the draft Local Plan (Regulation 18). Adoption is anticipated for late 2020/ early 2021.
Following a 'Call for Sites' exercise, North Norfolk District Council is aiming to issue a draft Local Plan for consultation in early 2019. This will identify the Council's preferred sites for development. The Council is currently hoping to adopt the Local Plan in mid/late 2020.
Breckland Council is in the advanced stages of the preparation of a new Local Plan. The Breckland Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in November 2017 and the independent examination took place during the spring and summer of 2018; the hearing sessions stage formally closed on 20th September 2018. The Inspector wrote to the Council in early November 2018, requesting a number of Main Modifications be made to the submitted Local Plan. A six week consultation on Main Modifications is expected to take place early in 2019, to include changes to the Local Plan's housing trajectory. The Inspector’s Report is expected in late spring 2019, with Adoption in early summer 2019. It is likely that the Council will be required to commence an early review of the Local Plan.
Broadland, Norwich City and South Norfolk
The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) team commenced the preparation of the Plan in 2016 with a Call for Sites consultation (May-July 2016). Following this, a Regulation 18 Issues and Options consultation (Stage A) followed in January-March 2018. The GNLP timetable was revised to encompass a second Regulation 18 Consultation (Stage B), which is currently underway (29th October – 14th December 2018). This provides an opportunity to comment on new or revised sites that were submitted during the Regulation 18 Issues and Options consultation (Stage A). The GNLP team have also advised that they are still willing to receive details of potential sites that have not been submitted to date. Based on their current timetable, the GNLP team hope to adopt the Local Plan in late 2021.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council adopted a new Local Development Scheme 2018 – 2021 in January 2018. The Regulation 18 consultation on their Detailed Policies and Site Allocations Plan, which represents Part 2 of the Local Plan following the adoption of the Core Strategy (Part 1) in 2015, took place between 20 August – 30 September 2018. The Regulation 19 consultation is anticipated in early 2019 with adoption scheduled for early 2020.