Local Plan

The Local Plan guides development and land use in the special Broads environment.

Its purpose is to make sure any new development is of high quality and appropriately located in the unique Broads landscape.

The current plan is made up of a series of adopted policies but it is in the process of being replaced by a new Local Plan. It will continue to be valid until the new plan is adopted.

In this section you can access all the policies that make up the current Local Plan and read more about how the new Local Plan is being developed.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how we intend to involve local communities and other stakeholders in the production of our Local Plan, as well as in determining planning applications and in producing the Broads Plan.

The current Statement of Community Involvement was adopted by the Broads Authority on 21 November 2014.

Duty to Cooperate

The Localism Act 2011 imposes upon local planning authorities and others a ‘duty to cooperate’ on strategic planning matters (i.e. those that affect more than one planning authority area). The Duty requires that a Local Planning Authority engages constructively, actively and on an on-going basis with relevant or prescribed bodies in order to maximise the effectiveness of development plan preparation and strategic matters.

The Broads Authority undertakes this duty in a number of ways. This is the most recent Duty to Cooperate Statement.

More information about the Norfolk Strategic Planning Member Forum can be found on the Norfolk County Council website.