Local Plan Public Consultation

A six-week public consultation period on the North Norfolk Local Plan begins today and runs until Wednesday 19th June. The Local Plan will guide development in North Norfolk up to 2036. Its purpose is to ensure there is clear detail on where development should be provided, how development should be provided, and to identify appropriate development sites to meet needs, and also to ensure that good quality, sustainable development takes place.

The consultation period will give local residents, local businesses and organisations an opportunity to review the content of the First Draft Local Plan and to let North Norfolk District Council know if any changes are considered necessary. During this consultation period, a drop-in event will be held at which proposals outlined in the Draft Local Plan may be discussed with district council planning officers. This event is due to take place on Thursday 23rd May, 2.30pm to 7.30pm, at the Broadland Youth & Community Centre, Stalham Road, NR12 8DJ and members of your Parish Council hope to be in attendance at the event to engage with local residents.

North Norfolk District Council is keen to receive all feedback on the First Draft Local Plan, whether local residents object to or support an element of the plan or simply wish to make general comments. As from today, comments can be submitted via https://consult.north-norfolk.gov.uk/portal. Further information about the First Draft Local Plan can also be found at www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplan or in the notice of public consultation.

Hoveton Parish Council will consider the content of the Draft Local Plan during the consultation period, and expects to agree its response to the consultation at its 3rd June meeting. Any residents who wish to share their views on the Draft Local Plan with the Parish Council are asked to do so before that date. However, residents are asked to please note that Hoveton Parish Council is not a planning authority, and as such it can only offer its opinion on the Draft Local Plan; it does not make decisions regarding what will or will not be included in the Local Plan. Residents are therefore encouraged to submit their views on the First Draft Local Plan directly to North Norfolk District Council as part of the consultation process.

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