Norfolk strategic planning member forum

The duty to cooperate was created in the Localism Act 2011, and amends the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

It places a legal duty on local planning authorities, county councils in England and public bodies to engage constructively, actively and on an on-going basis when preparing Local Plans.

The forum has no executive powers and decision making remains with each of the participating authorities which comprises all Norfolk Planning Authorities

The Forum is currently overseeing the preparation of a Norfolk Strategic Framework which will consider and seek agreement in relation to the strategically important cross boundary issues affecting the delivery of growth in Norfolk. This Framework is intended to inform the preparation of statutory development plans.


The forum brings elected Members from each authority together on a quarterly basis.

Papers for Norfolk Strategic Member Forum - 22 February 2018

Papers for Norfolk Strategic Member Forum - 14 December 2017

Papers for Norfolk Strategic Member Forum - 12 October 2017

Papers for Norfolk Strategic Member Forum - 17 July 2017

Members of the Norfolk Strategic Planning Members forum

  • Cllr John Fuller (Chairman) – South Norfolk Council
  • Cllr Sue Arnold – North Norfolk District Council
  • Cllr Mike Stonard – Norwich City Council
  • Cllr Shawn Vincent – Broadland District Council
  • Prof Jacquie Burgess – Broads Authority
  • Cllr Andy Grant – Great Yarmouth Borough Council
  • Cllr Gordon Bambridge – Breckland Council
  • Cllr Mike Sands – Norfolk County Council
  • Cllr Richard Blunt – King’s Lynn and West Norfolk District Council

Papers from previous meetings

16 February 2017

Papers for Norfolk Strategic Member Forum - 13 October 2016