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Great Yarmouth Borough Council submits local plan to the Secretary of State for examination

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has submitted its Final Draft Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State for examination. An independent planning inspector will shortly be appointed to examine the plan.


This is a key planning document which will guide and enable sustainable growth, development, jobs and investment up to 2030. The plan includes new and updated policies to guide and determine planning applications, suggested allocations of land for development, and also a reduction in the overall housing target in line with the government's new method for calculating this need. 

The final draft has been shaped through multiple rounds of public consultation. The representation period on the final draft originally closed on Friday, May 22, but was re-run from June 1 to midnight 13 July, as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. The content of the document had not changed, and those comments previously submitted during the initial  representations period were also submitted to the Planning Inspector.  

Supporting documents, including the papers that form the Evidence Base which the Borough Council used when preparing the plan, are available on the Council's webpage via the following link:       

Last modified on 05 November 2020

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