Who we are

The Broads Authority was set up in 1989 as a statutory body with a duty to manage the Broads, part of the national parks family.

We have three purposes:

  • Conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Broads
  • Promoting opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Broads by the public
  • Protecting the interests of navigation.

Marsh harrierWe must also consider the needs of agriculture and forestry as well as the economic and social interests of those in the Broads.

You can find out in this section how the organisation works, who the people are, where the money comes from, the legal framework and our overall strategy to manage this special place.

You can also contact us with any feedback or queries.

Broads Authority executive area map

Broads map