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Closed consultation: Proposed designation of Norwich over the Wensum Neighbourhood Forum

Consultation closed on Friday 25 March 2022

Norwich City Council approved the designation of the Norwich Over the Wensum Neighbourhood Forum at a meeting of Cabinet on 6 April 2022.

Norwich City Council received the following application from the proposed Norwich over the Wensum (NOW) Neighbourhood Forum:

  • An application for the designation of the Forum as the appropriate body to produce a neighbourhood plan for the specified area.

These applications were supported by:

How to comment

Please email your comments on the proposed designations to by Friday 25 March 2022. Alternatively, you can submit your comments in writing to:

Norwich City Council Planning Service
City Hall
St Peter’s Street


Please be aware that your comments will be available as public information and will appear online. Therefore, please do not include any sensitive information.

We cannot accept comments made anonymously. Details on how we will process your personal information can be found in our privacy notice.

You can also view copies of the documents at: Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW

Background information

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Localism Act 2011 give local communities the ability to create local planning policies within Neighbourhood Plans.

Neighbourhood plans allow local people to influence future changes in their area by setting out policies to help get the right type of development for their community but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. 

If a neighbourhood forum designation is made, no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

For further information about neighbourhood plans see: