THE NORTHERN CITY CENTRE AREA ACTION PLAN
The Northern City Centre Area Action Plan (NCCAAP) has been prepared by Norwich City Council's Planning Department in conjunction with local stakeholders (including community and trade associations, landowners, educational, health and welfare institutions and heritage bodies). It lays down guidelines as to how this area of the city (basically, the residential and commercial areas in and around Magdalen Street and St Augustine's Street) can be developed, in terms of new housing and commercial developments, social amenities such as parks and play areas, transport infrastructure and environmental sustainability.
St Augustine's Community Together Residents' Association (ACT)
is a stakeholder in this process and is represented on the Programme Board which monitors progress of the various elements of the plan.
For more information visit Norwich City Council's Northern City Centre Area Action Plan website by clicking this link.
Diary of events:
March 2011. Click here to read the latest NCCAAP newletter (no. 9).
November 2010. Click here to read the latest NCCAAP newsletter (no. 8).
September 15th 2010. There will be a walkabout of the northern city centre area by members of the NCCAAP Programme Board, which includes the residents' stakeholder representative, who is currently the Secretary of St Augustine's Community Together Residents' Association.
Sept 6th 2010. A Stakeholders' Forum meeting is held at the Norfolk & Norwich Blind association's Bradbury Activity Centre in Beckham Place off Edward Street, Norwich.
May 2010. Click here to read the latest NCCAAP newsletter (no. 7).
January 2010. A meeting of the Stakeholders' Forum is attended by the ACT Secretary, who volunteered to represent local residents on the first Programme Board in February in order to ensure that the concerns of local residents are heard during this final implementation period of the Plan.
July 2009. Norwich City Council has submitted the Northern City Centre Area Action Plan to the Secretary of State for the Environment. Copies of the plan and supporting documentation can be viewed at City Hall and at the Millennium Library (2nd floor) in the Forum or on the City Council's website at http://www.norwich.gov.uk/webapps/atoz/service_page.asp?id=1701
30 January 2009. The deadline for commenting on the Northern City Centre Area Action Plan has been extended to 27 February 2009. For more information and to complete an online submission form with your comments on whether or not you think the Plan is "legally compliant", or "justified, effective and consistent with national policy".
8 December 2008 to 30 January 2009. Consultation period under "Regulation 27" of the Planning Regulations. Responses to the Northern City Centre Area Action Plan, which was approved by Norwich City Council in October (see below), can be made during this period (on the official consultation response form available from the City Council's Planning Department in City Hall). Responses have to be related to the "soundness" of the plan, e.g. whether the plan in legally compliant, and whether the plan is justified, effective and consistent with national policy.
21 October 2008. The Northern City Centre Area Action Plan, including the construction of a one-way gyratory traffic scheme for St Augustine's, is approved by Norwich City Council. The Secretary of SACTRA attended a full Council meeting at City Hall as a member of the public. During the meeting the majority of Norwich City Councillors voted in support of the Northern City Centre Action Plan report, which will now go out for public consultation and then to the Secretary of State for the Environment in early 2009 for Government approval. In the vote the Green Party group abstained. During the debate on the report the Green group of councillors had asked for an amendment removing the gyratory scheme from the report and for it to be replaced by a scheme to make St Augustine's partly pedestrianised, as the majority of local residents had wanted when previously consulted. This gyratory scheme had come in for serious criticism by councillors in the Conservative, Green and Liberal Democrat groups during the debate. However, when it came to the vote only the Greens voted for the amendment, so it failed.