The Development Management Policies Local Plan (DM policies plan) sets out detailed planning policies to help guide and manage change and development in Norwich until 2026.
The policies apply across the whole city, as well as in designated areas. This includes areas which will generally be protected from being developed (such as open spaces and river valleys) and areas which will be reserved for certain kinds of development such as shopping and business.
The DM policies plan builds on and supports the sustainable growth strategy for the wider area set out in the adopted Joint Core Strategy. It also closely follows national planning requirements for sustainable development and positive, community based planning
Please note: Due to changes made by government through the housing standards review, from 1 October 2015 the information notes should be read alongside the adopted local plan. View the notes and cabinet report.
The role of neighbourhood plans
What are development management policies?
A positive approach to development management
Appendix 1- Infiltration capacity drainage map
Appendix 2 - Health and safety executive areas
Appendix 3 - Standards for transportation requirements within new developments
Appendix 4 – Retail planning definitions
Appendix 5 – Community public houses
Appendix 6 – Employment areas subject to policy EMP16
Appendix 7 – Local criteria for assessment of locally identified heritage assets
Appendix 8 – Long views and strategic viewpoints
Appendix 9 – Local plan monitoring framework
Appendix 10 - Glossary of Terms
DM Policies Downloads
Development management policies and supporting documents are also available as pdf files.