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Local Plan Review (2016 to 2036)

About the emerging Local Plan review 2016-2036, including the current status

Local Plan review

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is a unique, attractive place to live and work. It combines a strong economy with a rich natural and built environment.

In delivering development that supports the economy and housing for current and future generations, we need to balance this with the need to protect and enhance the environment.

What is the Local Plan review?

The Local Plan for the borough is currently made up of the:

These two documents have been reviewed and combined to create a new draft document. The new document sets out a strategy and detail for delivering growth in the borough. It identifies where development should be located and how it should be delivered up to 2036.

The plan review sets out the policies which we'll use to determine planning applications alongside those contained in completed neighbourhood plans. It will also identify sites for housing, employment and other land uses through ‘site allocations’.

The Local Plan review combines both the Core Strategy and the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan and updates it to a 2036 ideal position.

Polices have been reassessed, and suitable new sites identified.

Current Status of the emerging Local Plan review 2016-2036

We've recently gone through the process of taking the review document to Member Panels and meetings. The Local Plan review has been agreed by Full Council on the eighth of July 2021 to send the document to the pre-submission consultation. All appropriate documentation is available on the website and via our consultation portal as READ ONLY documents.

View the Local Plan Review Pre-Submission Document 2021

You can view the Local Plan review below:

View the Local Plan review

Further supporting documents can also be found on our Proposed Pre-Submission Local Plan Review Supporting Documents page.

The pre-submission consultation stage runs from Monday 2 August to Monday 27 September 2021 until 5pm.

During the pre-submission stage you'll have the opportunity to have your say and to submit representations if you wish to do so.

There are a number of ways to make representations. You can:

  1. Comment directly on the consultation portal
  2. Email
  3. Make comments and other representations in writing - Please post this to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk at King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE301EX and FAO Planning Policy

We recommend all parties use the provided representation form on our website at this stage.

If comments are being directly made on the consultation portal this form will come up automatically when you add a comment.

If representation is being made via email or in writing you can download/print a copy of the representation form below. We have included guidance to the representation form as set out by the Planning Inspectorate:

A printed copy of the Local Plan Review will be made available in certain locations. Please see the list provided below of where you can read the Local Plan Review in person if you wish to do so.

Local Plan Review briefing sessions for town and parish councils update - June 2021

At the start of June multiple sessions were held for town and parish councils to brief members on the process moving forward and the broad content of the Local Plan Review.

A copy of the presentation slides and a link to the recorded session has been provided below:

Further information

More information regarding the Local Plan Review can be found on the following pages:

Please note - The interactive map has been updated to show a visual representation of the areas where the proposed Local Plan applies. This is purely an information tool.