Reminder: Broads Authority reaches the final consultation stage for their Local Plan

The Broads Authority is the local planning authority for the Broads area. Their Local Plan is in its final stages before it is put forward for an examination in public. This final consultation stage has seen drop in sessions held at Brundall Memorial Hall, Geldeston Village Hall and at Potter Heigham Village Hall.

Individual policies particularly pertinent to the Broads include boat wash down facilities to address the spread of invasive species and the use of anti-fouling substances (Policy PUBDM2), residential moorings (Policy PUBDM36), riverbank stabilisation (Policy PUBDM31) and navigable water spaces (Policy PUBSP13) among multiple other policies which will be used to guide development in the Broads.

Natalie Beal, The Broads Authority’s Planning Policy Officer, said of the consultation;

“We’d like to remind people to involve themselves in this process if they’d like an opportunity to have their say before the deadline is met. We have consulted with the public throughout the creation of the Local Plan, and this is their final opportunity to raise queries before it is reviewed by the Planning Inspectorate.”

The consultation period is eight weeks long and ends on 5th January 2018 at 4pm. It can be found along with a comment form and guidance paper on our consultations page. Hard copies will be available in local drop-in centres. For further information please visit our page on the future local plan.

Wednesday 13 December 2017