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growth triangle area action plan

An Area Action Plan is being produced by the Council, which will set out how the area to the north east of Norwich known as the Growth Triangle should grow and develop over the next 15 years and beyond. Eventually the plan will become part of the planning policies for Broadland.

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The Council has now submitted the Growth Triangle Area Action Plan (AAP) to the Secretary of State, for independent examination.

The plan and all of the additional supporting documents which the Council submitted to the Secretary of State are available to view by following the relevant links at the bottom of this page.

Details of all of the duly made representations received in response to the pre-submission publication of the plan, held in August/September 2014, are available to view on the Council's Consultation Portal.

Hard copies of the submission documents are also available for inspection at the Broadland District Council offices:

Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
Norwich
NR7 0DU

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 5pm

In addition, reference copies of the main submitted documents have also been supplied to all libraries within Broadland district, as well as to the Millennium Library and Plumstead Road Library, Norwich. Details of library locations and opening times can be viewed on the Norfolk County Council website.

Broadland District Council has appointed a Programme Officer, Mrs Annette Feeney to assist the inspector in the examination process, and it is she who is now the first point of contact for any queries regarding the examination. Her details are as follows:

Mrs Annette Feeney
c/o Spatial Planning
Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
Norwich
NR7 0DU
Tel: (01603) 430118
Email: annette.feeney@broadland.gov.uk

It is expected that an examination hearing by the inspector will be held later this year. Details of this will be made available when known.

Further advice and guidance on the Examination procedure is available to view here.

what to do next...

  • View the Growth Triangle AAP Submission documents in the documents section, below. Here you can find the AAP December 2014 submission draft, but for completeness please also refer to the Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications and Proposed Additional Modifications that the planning inspector will have the option of making if he/she deems them necessary. 
  • View further evidence relating to the production of the Growth Triangle AAP by clicking on the relevant link in the 'related pages' section, below.  
  • Visit our Consultation Portal to view representations that were made during the Proposed Submission publication stage.

further information

The part of the Greater Norwich Joint Core Strategy (JCS) which relates to the Growth Triangle was adopted as planning policy in January 2014. The JCS identifies the Growth Triangle as a major urban extension providing a concentration of growth which can support local services, facilities and infrastructure including secondary education, high quality public transport links and significant green infrastructure.

The Growth Triangle is expected to deliver a minimum of 7,000 new homes by 2026, rising to at least 10,000 thereafter, a 25 hectare extension to Broadland Business Park, 25 hectares of land for employment at Rackheath and a range of smaller employment opportunities delivered alongside the new homes. The Growth Triangle includes the area north of Rackheath village promoted as an eco-community under the previous Government’s eco-towns programme. A link to the JCS is provided under the external links section on this page.

A significant proportion of the development planned for the Growth Triangle already benefits from planning permission. This includes: 600 homes, local shops, a community building and open space at Brook Farm north of Dussindale; 21 hectares, or 57,500square metres, of employment space north of the developed part of Broadland Business Park; and, 21.5, or over 64,000 square metres, of employment space and related uses to the east of Broadland Business Park. Broadland has also resolved to grant planning permission for a new sustainable urban extension of 3,520 homes, 16,800square metres of employment space and a wide range of services, facilities and open space in North Sprowston and Old Catton.

Key supporting infrastructure is being pro-actively planned. For example, work began on capacity improvements to Postwick Junction in May 2014, and the construction of improved cycle links between Norwich and Salhouse Road, as part of the Norwich Cycle City Ambition Programme, are due to be completed in 2015. A schedule of planned infrastructure improvements is included as an appendix to the AAP