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Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan Examination

We submitted the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan (NM&WLP) to the Planning Inspectorate, on behalf of the Secretary of State, on 20 December 2023 for independent examination.

The Planning Inspectorate has produced a Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations.

Planning Inspector

The Planning Inspectorate have appointed Planning Inspector Steve Normington BSc, DipTP, MRICS, MRTPI, FIQ, FIHE, to hold an independent examination of the NM&WLP. The role of the Inspector is to review the plan and its supporting evidence to decide whether it meets soundness and legal compliance tests.

The inspector will consider the representations submitted between 28 September to 19 December 2022 about the pre-submission version of the NM&WLP, and will identify various matters, issues and questions to consider as part of the examination. Any correspondence for the Inspector should be sent to the Programme Officer.

Programme Officer

As independent Programme Officer, Mrs Annette Feeney will administer the examination, including organisation of the public hearing sessions and dealing with all procedural matters. The Programme Officer is independent from Norfolk County Council and reports directly to the Planning Inspector conducting the NM&WLP.

Contact details

Please send all correspondence or queries relating to the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan examination to the Programme Officer using the contact details below:


Telephone: 07775 771026

Postal address: Mrs Annette Feeney, Programme Officer, c/o Planning Services, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

Latest news

We will post updates on the examination of the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan on this page.

The examination hearings are scheduled to take place from 2 July 2024 to 4 July 2024 (inclusive) in the Green Room, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ.

On 19 March 2024 the Council received the Inspector's Guidance Note (E1) and the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions (E2). These documents have been added to Section E of the examination document library.

Examination document library

The examination document library includes all the supporting evidence and documentation relating to the Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

The main submission documents (part A of the examination library) are also available to view for public inspection. You may need to arrange an appointment to view the documents. Viewing is free of charge, and within normal opening hours during the examination period, at: