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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 produced its proposed submission version of the Growth Triangle Area Action Plan (AAP).  The AAP and its supporting documents will be published on 4th August 2014 and the public and other organisations have the opportunity to make formal representations about the legal compliance and “soundness” of the proposed submission document. Any valid representations made will be considered by the Council before it decides whether to submit the document to the Secretary of State for independent examination. All valid representations will be passed to the Secretary of State upon Submission to be considered by the independent inspector. 

In order to be valid all representations must be made in writing and must relate to the legal compliance and/or “soundness” of the plan. The Statement of Representation Procedure, which can be found in the ‘documents’ section below, provides information and guidance on submitting a valid representation.

A sustainability appraisal, which evaluates the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Area Action Plan, has also been published. A separate response form has been produced for those wishing to make representations about the content and/or validity of the Sustainability Appraisal.

All Representations on either the Area Action Plan and/or Sustainability Appraisal must be submitted before 5:00pm on 19th September 2014

what to do next...

  • View the Growth Triangle AAP Proposed Submission, and supporting information in the documents section below.
  • Refer to the Statement of Representation Procedure below, to find more about the publication of the Growth Triangle AAP Proposed Submission and how to make a representation.
  • You can also read further evidence relating to the Area Action Plan by clicking on the relevant link in the ‘related pages’ section below.
  • Visit our Consultation Portal to view the document and submit your representation(s) electronically.
  • Alternatively, representations can be completed on a paper form, which is available to download below, and can be sent to: Area Action Plan Proposed Submission, Spatial Planning, Broadland District council, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU.
  • If you have any questions relating to the Growth Triangle Area Action Plan, please contact the Spatial Planning Team on 01603 430567.

If you wish to make representations electronically then you will need to register on Broadland’s Consultation Portal. If wish to register but are having difficulties then please contact the Spatial Planning Team.

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 constructions 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 in the Greater Norwich Infrastructure Plan, a link to which is provided under the external links section on this page.

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joint core strategy

greater norwich infrastructure plan

broadland planning portal

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Spatial Planning Team
Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich NR7 0DU
tel: 01603 430558
email: ldf@broadland.gov.uk