As part of the National Parks family we have a duty to protect the Broads while balancing its communities' needs.
Our Planning team plays a vital role in making sure any new development contributes to the quality of the natural environment and built heritage, as well as providing homes and work places to support the people who live here and sustain the local economy.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park. It's also home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK. The Broads Authority was set up in 1989, with responsibility for conservation, planning, recreation and waterways.