Consultations

We value your views and carry out public consultation as part of our planning and decision making process.

On this page you can see information about our current and recent consultations.

Current consultations

Mutford Lock Harbour Revision Order

On 3 August 2018, Associated British Ports (ABP) made a formal application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) under section 14 of the Harbours Act 1964 for The Port of Lowestoft (Transfer of Mutford Lock) Harbour Revision Order 2021 (“the Order”).

The Order authorises the transfer of Mutford Lock, adjoining land held with Mutford Lock, and statutory powers or duties relating to Mutford Lock from ABP to the Broads Authority. Full details can be viewed in the Order and the rationale behind the powers can be viewed in the accompanying statement in support.

The Order is concurrent with The Broads Authority (Transfer of Mutford Lock) Harbour Revision Order 2021.

The MMO approved the making of the Order on 14 January 2021, details of the decision-making process can be viewed in The Port of Lowestoft (Transfer of Mutford Lock) Harbour Revision Order 2021 decision letter. The Order will be laid before parliament on 21 January 2021 and will come into force on 19 February 2021.

Documents in connection with the above order are available to view or download below:

If you require any of the documents in an alternative or accessible format please contact us.

Beccles Neighbourhood Plan

What is the consultation about?

Beccles Town Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to East Suffolk Council and the Broads Authority ahead of it being submitted for independent examination. East Suffolk Council is publicising the plan and inviting representations under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012). Representations will be forwarded to the examiner for consideration alongside the plan.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Subject to the plan successfully completing all the relevant regulatory stages, the policies and proposals contained in the plan will be used by East Suffolk Council and the Broads Authority in the determination of planning applications within the Beccles Neighbourhood Area.

Where can the Plan be inspected?

Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to view online. Physical copies are also available to view at Beccles Town Hall, The Walk, NR34 9AJ by appointment only. Please email admin@beccles.info or call 01502 712109 to book an appointment. Please note that the document will only be available for viewing between 10:00 and 12:00.

Consultation period: 14th December 2020 to 5pm 8th February 2021

Recent consultations

Draft Residential Moorings Guide

The Residential Moorings Guide will help implement the policies of the Broads Local Plan relating to residential moorings. It contains information to help support a planning application, as well as extra information to help make schemes successful.

This was the second consultation on this Draft Residential Moorings Guide. We have responded to comments received as part of the first consultation, and amended as appropriate. We consulted again because the first consultation ran through lockdown.

View the comments received as part of the first consultation on the residential moorings guide.

The deadline for comments was 20 November 2020.

Draft Guide to understanding and addressing the impact of new development

The Local Plan for the Broads includes a policy that seeks the reduction in the amount of peat that is excavated. This guide helps to implement that policy.

This was the first consultation on this Draft Guide to understanding and addressing the impact of new development. It is likely to be the only consultation on this guide.

The deadline for comments was 20 November 2020.

Coastal Adaptation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

A partnership of East Suffolk Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, the Broads Authority, and the Coastal Partnership East Team is seeking views on the content of the draft Coastal Adaptation SPD.

The SPD will cover the coast from Holkham in Norfolk to Felixstowe in Suffolk. The purpose of this joint document is to provide guidance on how to interpret and implement planning policy in relation to coastal matters. Following this early consultation the partnership will prepare a draft document for public consultation. Once adopted the joint document will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

At this consultation stage, we welcomed comments from anyone who has an interest in the coast or may be affected by changes to the coast.

The deadline for comments was 16 October 2020.

View the Coastal Adaptation SPD initial consultation document

Ludham Conservation Area re-appraisal

We re-appraised the Ludham Conservation Area in 2020. The deadline for comments was Friday 15 May 2020.

The reappraisal aimed to assist a better understanding of the character of places and what makes them special to people.

Ludham Conservation Area re-appraisal leaflet

Ludham conservation area re-appraisal additional information

Marketing and Viability Supplementary Planning Document

We consulted on the Marketing and Viability SPD in October/November 2019 and again on an amended version in June 2020. There was a 12 week consultation period which ended on Friday 5 June.

Residential Moorings Guide

The Residential Moorings Guide was a new guide that was consulted on in 2020. There was a 12 week consultation period which ended on Friday 5 June.

Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation

We reviewed and amended the Flood Risk SPD. This was the second round of consultation that ran from 31 January 2020 to 4pm on 4 March 2020.

Visit our planning policies page for more information.

Neighbourhood area consultations

Mettingham, Barsham and Shipmeadow and Ringsfield and Weston wish to form a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of producing a Neighbourhood Plan. Because this is more than one parish, the proposal needs to be consulted on. The consultation period ran from 09 December until 24 January 2020.

Visit our neighbourhood planning page for more information.