New Local Plan

The Broads Authority is in the process of producing a new Local Plan.

It has this responsibility as it is the Local Planning Authority for the area.

The plan covers a wide range of planning related topics including renewable energy, affordable housing, moorings, flooding and impacts of development schemes on people and landscape. The timeline for producing the new plan is set out in the Local Development Scheme further down the page.

Until the new plan is adopted, the current policies as set out in the Core Strategy, Development Management DPD and Sites Specifics Local Plan will be used to determine planning applications alongside the National Planning Policy Framework.

Examination of the Local Plan for the Broads 2018

It is intended that the Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspector in March. More information will be provided soon on the examination webpage.


Your comments are invited on the Publication version of the Broads Local Plan, which sets out the final policies we wish to use to help determine planning applications in the Broads Authority Executive Area.  This is the final stage of consultation before we submit the Plan to the Planning Inspector.

The following documents are available as part of this consultation:

This consultation ends at 4pm on 12 January 2018 (one week extension as a result of requests).

You can see paper copies of the Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal, and a CD of all documents, at the venues listed below (all reference copies only).

There is a summary leaflet that explains the intent of the policies in one sentence.

You can also come and chat to us about the Local Plan at one of our drop-in sessions:

  • 22 November  Brundall Memorial Hall           6pm to 8pm
  • 6 December    Geldeston Village Hall            6pm to 8pm
  • 9 December    Potter Heigham Village Hall   10am to 12pm

How to respond

Please make your response on our comments form , using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018. All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.

Where to view documents (contact venues for opening times)

  • Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY
  • Broadland District Council, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 ODU
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2QF
  • North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer NR27  9EN
  • Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peter’s St, Norwich NR2 1NH
  • South Norfolk Council, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE
  • Waveney District Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Rd, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ
  • Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH
  • Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX
  • Acle Library, Bridewell Lane, Acle NR13 3RA
  • Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles NR34 9TB
  • Brundall Library, 90 The Street, Brundall NR13 5LH
  • Bungay Library, Wharton Street, Bungay NR35 1EL
  • Cromer Library, Prince of Wales Road, Cromer NR27 9HS
  • Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH
  • Loddon Library, 31 Church Plain, Loddon NR14 6EX
  • Lowestoft Library, Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, NR32 1DR
  • Oulton Broad, Library Council Offices, 92 Bridge Road, Oulton Broad NR32 3LR
  • Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
  • Stalham Library, High Street, Stalham NR12 9AN
  • Wroxham Library, Norwich Road, Wroxham NR12 8RX
  • Whitlingham Tourist Information Centre

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

The Broads Authority is in the process of reviewing the adopted policies and looking into issues which could be addressed through planning policy. The Local Development Scheme (August 2017) sets out the timeline for this work.

Evidence base

You can read the information to support the production of the Local Plan on the Evidence base page.

Previous stages

Please go to the Previous stages page to review progress.