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.
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:
How to respond
Please make your response on our comments form
Where to view documents (contact venues for opening times)
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.
You can read the information to support the production of the Local Plan on the Evidence base page.
Please go to the Previous stages page to review progress.