Question 10: Do you support, object, or have any comments relating to the approach to Economic Development set out in the Delivery Statement?

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 20024

Received: 21/02/2020

Respondent: Mr Trevor Bennett

Representation:

I can understand the need to emphasise the Norwich Cambridge link, but I feel there could be more emphasis on encouraging economic growth in the market towns.

Full text:

I can understand the need to emphasise the Norwich Cambridge link, but I feel there could be more emphasis on encouraging economic growth in the market towns.

Comment

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21088

Received: 15/03/2020

Respondent: Saving Swainsthorpe Campaign

Representation:

See our comments relating to housing in Q9, for 'housing' read 'economic development'

Full text:

See our comments relating to housing in Q9, for 'housing' read 'economic development'

Comment

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21266

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Lanpro Services

Agent: Stephen Flynn

Representation:

The Economic Development section of the Delivery Statement then fails to mention the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor at all. Support for and delivery of economic growth within this corridor as a particular focus of the growth strategy should be emphasised within this section if there is a real commitment to making this happen.

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The Vision for Greater Norwich states:

“our aim is that it will support growth of a diverse low carbon economy which will compete globally through its world class knowledge-intensive jobs in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor”.

The first part of the Delivery Statement again highlights the opportunity to “strengthen Greater Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy with the Cambridge Norwich Tech corridor becoming an increasingly important axis linking to two other nationally significant growth corridors”

This is supported. However, the Economic Development section of the Delivery Statement then fails to mention the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor at all. Support for and delivery of economic growth within this corridor as a particular focus of the growth strategy should be emphasised within this section if there is a real commitment to making this happen.

This section should also refer to and set out how the plan integrates with and will help deliver the relevant ambitions of the LEP and the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Plan. It should set out how there will be an integrated and responsive approach to working with the LEP to ensure the economic potential of the area can be realised.

Comment

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21381

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Glavenhill Ltd

Agent: Stephen Flynn

Representation:

The Economic Development section of the Delivery Statement then fails to mention the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor at all. Support for and delivery of economic growth within this corridor as a particular focus of the growth strategy should be emphasised within this section if there is a real commitment to making this happen.

Full text:

The Vision for Greater Norwich states:

“our aim is that it will support growth of a diverse low carbon economy which will compete globally through its world class knowledge-intensive jobs in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor”.

The first part of the Delivery Statement again highlights the opportunity to “strengthen Greater Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy with the Cambridge Norwich Tech corridor becoming an increasingly important axis linking to two other nationally significant growth corridors”

This is supported. However, the Economic Development section of the Delivery Statement then fails to mention the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor at all. Support for and delivery of economic growth within this corridor as a particular focus of the growth strategy should be emphasised within this section if there is a real commitment to making this happen.

This section should also refer to and set out how the plan integrates with and will help deliver the relevant ambitions of the LEP and the Norfolk and Suffolk Economic Plan. It should set out how there will be an integrated and responsive approach to working with the LEP to ensure the economic potential of the area can be realised.

Object

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21457

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Mrs Georgina Brotherton

Representation:

See Lawson Planning Partnership supporting Statement

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The site owners do not support the approach to economic development with regards to existing small and medium sized employment sites. Section 3 sets out the reasons why Policy 6 ‘The
Economy’ requires amending because as drafted, it does not align with the vision and objectives of the GNLP or the NPPF - Section 6 ‘Building a Strong and Competitive Economy’. It is therefore
requested that Policy 6 is amended to allow for the expansion of small and medium sized
employment sites.

With the above national policy context in mind, we consider draft Policy 6 is not flexible enough to meet the changing requirements of businesses and request that paragraph 2 is amended to allow for the expansion of small and medium sized sites, such as Abbey Farm Commercial Park.

We therefore request that Policy 6, Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:

2.The needs of small, medium and start-up businesses are addressed through:
• the allocation and retention of smaller scale employment sites across the area and the
potential expansion of, a range of existing small and medium sized sites (LPP suggested text);
• encouraging the provision of small-scale business opportunities in all significant residential
and commercial developments and through the appropriate use of rural buildings;
• Encouraging flexible building design and innovative approaches in new and existing residential
developments to encourage local working and business opportunities.

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21720

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Brown & Co

Representation:

We support the approach to economic delivery as set out.
The proposed new settlement Honingham Thorpe is well related to the Food Enterprise Park, a strategic employment site supporting the high impact agri-tech economic growth area. The proposed housing and infrastructure in this area would support the delivery of the Food Enterprise Park and facilitate improved links with Easton College, delivering a holistic approach to the agri-tech sector and emerging agri-tech corridor from grassroots through to world leading research and technology.

Full text:

We support the approach to economic delivery as set out.
The proposed new settlement Honingham Thorpe is well related to the Food Enterprise Park, a strategic employment site supporting the high impact agri-tech economic growth area. The proposed housing and infrastructure in this area would support the delivery of the Food Enterprise Park and facilitate improved links with Easton College, delivering a holistic approach to the agri-tech sector and emerging agri-tech corridor from grassroots through to world leading research and technology.

Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 21936

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: UEA Estates & Buildings

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

The UEA are fully supportive of the fact that the identified growth offers the opportunity to strengthen Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy, particularly through the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.

The Delivery Statement recognises that strategic sites are identified to promote growth in the knowledge intensive sectors. The identification of the preferred allocations of GNLP0133-B, GNLP0133-D and GNLP0140-C will directly help to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The preferred allocations of GNLP0133-C and GNLP0133-E, which are for predominantly student accommodation, will help support the role of enhancing the UEA, with the overarching purpose of promoting growth in the knowledge-based sectors.

Full text:

Please see attached for full submission

Comment

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22057

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Norwich International Airport

Agent: Barton Willmore

Representation:

4.2 Site 4 can contribute to the region’s large-scale development. As mentioned in Question
6, it can support a number of uses, including large-scale B2 and B8 employment space.
4.3 Norwich Airport proposes an allocation at the Site of a mixture of aviation and nonaviation
uses, with the flexibility to release land for general employment depending on
market demand. Part of the Site benefits from extant planning consent restricted to
aviation-related uses. The lack of market demand has meant that there has been no
uptake in aviation floorspace. This has been the case since the original planning
permission for aviation-related uses was granted by NCC and BDC in 2013. The planning
flexibility to include non-aviation related employment floorspace will help bring the Site
into economic use and contribute towards the provision of infrastructure required to
support aviation-related employment, which is considered a knowledge-intensive sector
by the GNLP.

Full text:

Please see attached for full submission
1.1 These representations have been prepared by Barton Willmore LLP on behalf of Regional and City Airports (Norwich Airport Ltd) in respect of the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) Draft Strategy (2018-2036) document. They are made pursuant to the land known as Site 4, Norwich Airport (GNLP1061)

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Object

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22394

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Norwich Green Party

Representation:

Object to expansion of/allocation of new strategic sites unless provision of high quality public transport, walking and cycling networks can be demonstrated from the outset, otherwise they will be dependent on car/van/lorry access.

Object to types of economic development in rural locations which would generate car, van and HGV movements. Digitally based jobs are acceptable.

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For full representation and additional information submitted, please refer to the attached documents.

Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22395

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Norwich Green Party

Representation:

Support concentrating employment in Norwich city centre.

Full text:

For full representation and additional information submitted, please refer to the attached documents.

Comment

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22414

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Horsham Properties Ltd

Agent: Mrs Georgina Brotherton

Representation:

Question 10 - Do you support, object, or have any comments relating to the approach to Economic Development set out in the Delivery Statement?
4.4 The site owners do not support the approach to economic development with regards to existing small and medium sized employment sites. Section 3 sets out the reasons why Policy 6 ‘The Economy’ requires amending because as drafted, it does not align with the vision and objectives of the GNLP or the NPPF - Section 6 ‘Building a Strong and Competitive Economy’. It is therefore requested that Policy 6 is amended to allow for the expansion of small and medium sized employment sites.
4.5 With the above national policy context in mind, we consider draft Policy 6 is not flexible enough to meet the changing requirements of businesses and request that paragraph 2 is amended to allow for the expansion of small and medium sized sites, such as Abbey Farm Commercial Park. We therefore request that Policy 6, Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
2.The needs of small, medium and start-up businesses are addressed through: • the allocation and retention of smaller scale employment sites across the area and the potential expansion of, a range of existing small and medium sized sites (LPP suggested text); • encouraging the provision of small-scale business opportunities in all significant residential and commercial developments and through the appropriate use of rural buildings; • Encouraging flexible building design and innovative approaches in new and existing residential developments to encourage local working and business opportunities.

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On behalf of our client, Horsham Properties Ltd and owner of Abbey Farm Commercial Park at Horsham St Faith, we write in respect of the Greater Norwich Local Plan, Regulation 18 - Part 1, The Strategy and Part 2 Site Allocations Consultation, published January 2020.

Please find attached LPP’s statement that sets out our representations regarding Site Reference HNF3 – Land at Abbey Farm Commercial Park, Horsham St Faith, that is allocated for employment uses within the Broadland District Council Site Allocations Development Plan Document (2016) and is identified as ‘Carried Forward Employment Allocation’ within the draft Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) (2020).

This statement also considers the policies contained within Part 1 The Strategy set out within the draft GNLP and provides representations in respect of Policy 6 ‘The Economy’, Policy 7.4 ‘Village Clusters’ and responses to questions 6, 10, 15, 34 and 46. A response to each question has also been submitted via the GNLP online consultation portal.

This statement additionally identifies and seeks the allocation of land north of Abbey Farm Commercial Park (0.9 hectares), as a further modest extension to the Commercial Park for employment use.

Object

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22512

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Broadland Green Party

Representation:

Object: Government and local authorities have agreed that we are facing a Climate Emergency. This has been brought on by unsustainable economic growth. We cannot continue with “business as usual”. The assumption that the population of Norfolk must accept continued economic growth “for the good of the county” is flawed. We have indicated elsewhere that population growth is not inevitable and that in fact the growth rate is declining. We do not need economic growth to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We do need an economy however, that serves the population. It needs to be a circular, zero-growth, economy underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, based on designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use; and the maintenance and regeneration of natural systems.
We cannot address climate change without addressing the issue of continued, unsustainable economic growth which is where the GNLP is fundamentally flawed.

Full text:

I attach the feedback from Broadland Green Party members on the GNLP Consultation.

Each section is identified but not all questions have been answered. However, all questions are included to maintain the numbering.

See attached

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Object

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22753

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Mr Bryan Robinson

Representation:

The layout of the City of Norwich has evolved over the centuries as the hub for commerce and socialisation of the county with access still based on the historic radial arterial roads drawing in the population from the surrounding countryside.

The past evolution of Norwich providing major employment opportunities resulted in the expansion of the residential areas on the outskirts of the city grouped around these radial routes. Until the 1960’s this urban population was able to access the employment areas via walking, cycling or public transport within a relatively confined geographical area.

At the same time the outlying towns and villages were able to continue a self contained environment with local shops and other facilities.

The global, regional and local economy has changed in the last 50 years and the speed of change is accelerating. The GNLP recognises that the county’s employment sectors are still predominantly based around agriculture and tourism with the city changing from the largely engineering base to science, technology, advanced manufacturing and service industries such as finance and research and development.

During this period of change the population has moved further out of the city relying on the car for accessing employment and leisure. The employment and retail locations have also migrated from the city to business and retail parks initially to the outer ring road and latterly to the edges near the southern bypass and the Northern Distributor Road and the Southern Bypass.

The distances between housing and employment/leisure are now such that without public transport the majority of the population is forced to be reliant on their cars.

The city has and continues to change as a result of this new demographic, encouraged by past Transport for Norwich actions and the polices of redirecting through traffic around the perimeter and removing cars from the centre.

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22847

Received: 16/03/2020

Respondent: Crown Point Estate

Agent: Miss Kate Wood

Representation:

The Delivery Statement for Economic Development includes that “Smaller scale and rural employment sites are less likely to be constrained by infrastructure requirements and will be supported in accessible and sustainable locations. Together, these varied sites provide for growth of both a broad based and a high value knowledge economy.”

We support this approach. However, “smaller scale” is not defined. We anticipate that the development management policies of each Council will control details of such provision, but it is important in the GNLP that appropriate sites are formally allocated. Without allocation, sites will be classed as countryside, where general development management policies would rule against their use for employment. For example, we are promoting Park Farm as an employment allocation, which will ensure that potential occupiers will be confident in the planning process to secure their use.

The Delivery Statement also refers to a high value knowledge economy, but it must be borne in mind that low value, low-tech uses also play a vital role in the wider economy in terms of jobs that are not knowledge-based. Such employment relies on lower-cost rural sites, as they are priced out of new-build business parks in more central locations.

Full text:

For full representation, please refer to the attached documents.

Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22895

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Bidwells

Number of people: 2

Representation:

Support, with comments.
The UEA are fully supportive of the fact that the identified growth offers the opportunity to strengthen Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy, particularly through the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor. The Delivery Statement recognises that strategic sites are identified to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The identification of the preferred allocations of GNLP0133-B, GNLP0133-D and GNLP0140-C will directly help to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The preferred allocations of GNLP0133-C and GNLP0133-E, which are for predominantly student accommodation, will help support the role of enhancing the UEA, with the overarching purpose of promoting growth in the knowledge-based sectors.

Full text:

Please find attached a Regulation 18 Stage C Consultation Representation, in relation to GNLP0133-E, Land at UEA Grounds Depot Site, Bluebell Road.

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22932

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Bidwells

Number of people: 2

Representation:

Support, with comments.
The UEA are fully supportive of the fact that the identified growth offers the opportunity to strengthen Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy, particularly through the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.
The Delivery Statement recognises that strategic sites are identified to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The identification of the preferred allocations of GNLP0133-B, GNLP0133-D and GNLP0140-C will directly help to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The preferred allocations of GNLP0133-C and GNLP0133-E, which are for predominantly student accommodation, will help support the role of enhancing the UEA, with the overarching purpose of promoting growth in the knowledge-based sectors

Full text:

Please find attached a Regulation 18 Stage C Consultation Representation, in relation to GNLP0133-D, Land between Suffolk Walk and Bluebell Road.

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22951

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Bidwells

Number of people: 2

Representation:

Support, with comments.
The UEA are fully supportive of the fact that the identified growth offers the opportunity to strengthen Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy, particularly through the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.
The Delivery Statement recognises that strategic sites are identified to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The identification of the preferred allocations of GNLP0133-B, GNLP0133-D and GNLP0140-C will directly help to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The preferred allocations of GNLP0133-C and GNLP0133-E, which are for predominantly student accommodation, will help support the role of enhancing the UEA, with the overarching purpose of promoting growth in the knowledge-based sectors.

Full text:

Please find attached a Regulation 18 Stage C Consultation Representation in relation to GNLP0133-C, Land North of Cow Drive (the Blackdale Building, adjoining Hickling House and Barton House).

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Support

Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Representation ID: 22986

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Bidwells

Representation:

Support, with comments.
The UEA are fully supportive of the fact that the identified growth offers the opportunity to strengthen Norwich’s role as a key part of the national economy, particularly through the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.
The Delivery Statement recognises that strategic sites are identified to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The identification of the preferred allocations of GNLP0133-B, GNLP0133-D and GNLP0140-C will directly help to promote growth in the knowledge-intensive sectors. The preferred allocations of GNLP0133-C and GNLP0133-E, which are for predominantly student accommodation, will help support the role of enhancing the UEA, with the overarching purpose of promoting growth in the knowledge-based sectors.

Full text:

Please find attached a Regulation 18 Stage C Consultation Representation in relation to GNLP0133-B, Land adjoining the Enterprise Centre at Earlham Hall (walled garden and nursery).

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