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

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 runs from 09 December until 24 January 2020.

If you have any comments please email

Visit our neighbourhood planning page for more information.

Recent consultations

Planning policy consultations

There are currently three planning policy documents out for consultation, the Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), Marketing and Viability SPD and Statement of Community Involvement. The consultation period was from 27 September to 4pm on 22 November 2019.

Modifications to the Local Plan for the Broads

Please visit our Local Plan examination webpage for further details.

Boat Safety Scheme new requirement for CO alarms

Comments were invited in Autumn 2018 on a proposed new BSS requirement for suitable Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms in good condition to be fitted to all classes of boats with accommodation. Following this consultation, the requirement for CO alarms was introduced from April 2019. Read more at or email:

Article 4 Directions in the Broads

In planning, there are some things you can do without needing planning permission – these are called your ‘Permitted Development Rights’. The Broads Authority proposed some changes to these rights, and the consultation closed on 20 June 2018. For more information, visit the Article 4 Directions consultation webpage.

Broads Local Plan Publication Version

Comments were invited on the Publication version of the Broads Local Plan, which sets out the final policies we wish to use to help determine planning applications in the Broads Authority Executive Area. This consultation closed on 12 January 2018. For more information visit our Local Plan page.