The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) is holding the first stage of public consultation on its review of the East of England Plan between 2nd September and 24th November 2009.

The consultation will primarily seek responses to four scenarios for housing growth across the region.

The responses and evidence provided through the public consultation will help EERA to develop a draft revision to the East of England Plan including housing targets to 2031. 

We would like to invite you to a public meeting to hear more about the public consultation and participate in the regional debate on how we should plan for new homes over the next 20 years and related issues such as the economy, transport, climate change and the environment.

The Panel will include:

·    Adrian Cannard, Head of Planning and Housing, EERA
·    Mike Jackson, Director of Environment, Transport and Development, Norfolk County Council
·    Mike Burrows, Deputy Chair, Shaping Norfolk’s Future
·    Professor Tim O’Riordan, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia and Sheriff of the City of Norwich. 

The meeting will take place on 2nd September from 7.15pm at The Curve at The Forum, 2 Millennium Plain, Bethel Street in Norwich.  A draft agenda is outlined below:


19:15    Welcome.  Chair - to be confirmed.

19:20-19-35    East of England Plan > 2031 – What are the trends? 
Speaker: Adrian Cannard, Head of Planning & Housing, EERA

19:35-19:55    Panel and audience discussion.

19:55-20:10    East of England Plan > 2031 – What are the choices?
Speaker: Adrian Cannard, Head of Planning & Housing, EERA

20:10-20:40    Panel and audience discussion

20:40        Summary

20:45        Close

A place can be booked online at: or contact Jayne Cole, Conference Organiser, EERA, 01284 729405,

A number of public consultation events are taking place around the region during September.  If you are unable to attend this event but wish to attend a future meeting, please go to to select an alternative date. 

If you wish to complete the public consultation documents, they will be available to download from 2nd September – 24th November on