There are a number of key strategies, plans and policies that guide the work of the Broads Authority in managing the Broads.
The Broads Plan is the key strategic management plan for the Broads setting out a long-term vision and guiding decisions about its future. The plan was last reviewed and updated in 2011 following a two year period of consultation with stakeholders. It is intended as a vision for the Broads, not just the Broads Authority, and its success depends on working with partners and sharing resources.
The Broads Plan encompasses a vision for the Broads which builds on versions in the Broads Plan 1997 and 2004, and takes into account the Government Vision for the English National Parks and the Broads.
The vision states that by 2030, The Broads will be:
Based on the Broads Plan, the Broads Authority has a small set of corporate Strategic Priorities with accompanying projects and key targets. Progress against these priorities is reported at each Broads Authority meeting as a means of monitoring the delivery of the Broads Plan.
The Local Development Framework is gradually replacing the Broads Local Plan and linked planning guidance. It contains Local Development Documents that set out spatial policies and proposals for development and land use in the Broads. These are used in determining planning applications.
The Business Plan sets out how the Broads Authority allocates resources and work programmes to meet objectives, and provides a link between the Broads Plan and activities of staff and partner organisations.
The Authority is funded through Defra's National Park Grant and navigation income from toll payers. Details of annual income and expenditure are in the Budget report.
The Annual Report highlights achievements of the Authority and its partners over a 12-month period.
To view these documents visit the corporate publications page.
Our strategies for managing the broads cover such areas as conservation, land and water management, visitor services, planning and mitigating climate change.