Archive of Core Strategy Preparation and Examination
Core Strategy Adoption
Great Yarmouth Borough Council formally adopted the Great Yarmouth Local Plan Core Strategy on Monday 21 December 2015. It now forms part of the formal development plan for the area, which is the starting point for decisions on planning and development in the Borough (excepting that part within the designated Broads area).
The Core Strategy (and associated documents - Adoption Statement and Sustainability Report) are available below:
The Inspector's Report on his independent examination of the Core Strategy concluded that the Core Strategy was legally compliant and, subject to a number of modifications (largely those Main Modifications (see below) proposed by the Council itself), sound, and that the Borough Council could adopt it. The full Report may be viewed via the following documents.
Core Strategy Main Modifications Consultation
The Borough Council proposed a number of 'Main Modifications' to the Core Strategy to address issues raised during its examination. These main Modifications were published for consultation between May and June 2015. The responses to the consultation were considered before reaching his conclusions.
The consultation and reference documents, including an updated version of the Core Strategy that reflects the Main and Additional Modifications are available to view below for reference:
Core Strategy Examination in Public
The Council submitted the Core Strategy to the Government in April 2014 and the Planning Inspector (Mr Malcolm Rivett) held the Examination in Public hearing sessions between 25 and 27 November 2014.
The Hearing Statements and all correspondence on the Examination are available below. The contains copies of all the documents submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination. If you wish to view any of these documents please email us. Hard copies of the evidence documents are also available for inspection at the Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF.
Further advice and guidance on the examination procedure is available in the Planning Inspectorate document Examining Local Plans - Procedural Practice.
Matter 1 - Legal Requirements and Overarching Matters
Matter 2 - Distribution of Development and Housing
Matter 3 - Employment Land
Matter 4 - Town, District and Local Centres and Tourism, Leisure and Culture
Matter 5 - Distinctive Places, Heritage Assets, the Natural Environment, Natural Resources and Flooding
Matter 6 - Community Assets, Infrastructure and Transport
Matter 7 - Key Sites
Matter 8 - Viability