Section 110 of the Localism Act sets out that local planning authorities have a 'duty to co-operate' in relation to the planning of sustainable development. This duty requires authorities to 'engage constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis' on all strategic planning matters.
To help fulfil this duty, the Council has entered into a number of Statements of Common Ground with neighbouring authorities on how it will approach strategic cross-boundary matters.
Norfolk Strategic Planning Framework (2021)
This document is a Statement of Common Ground and consists of a series of agreements between Norfolk planning authorities and other key stakeholders on strategic planning matters:
Statement of Common Ground with East Suffolk (2020)
This document represents a Statement of Common Ground between Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council on strategic cross-boundary planning matters:
Statement of Common Ground on Coastal Zone Management (2018)
This document represents a Statement of Common Ground between Great Yarmouth Borough Council, East Suffolk Council (formerly Waveney and Suffolk Coastal Councils), North Norfolk District Council, Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk and the Broads Authority on cross-boundary coastal zone management issues:
Norfolk Planning in Health Protocol (2019)
This document is an engagement protocol between local planning authorities, the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Clinical Commissioning Groups, health partners and Public Health Norfolk: