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.

If you wish receive updates on the Broads Plan and Local Plan please contact us to be added to our consultation database.

Current consultations

Local Plan Issues and Options

This is the first stage of the review of the adopted Local Plan.

This version does not include policies, but asks for your thoughts on some topic areas and potential options.

The documents out for consultation can be found here:

If you wish to put land forward for consideration, here are the links to the surveys:

The consultation runs from 3 October to 4pm on 9 December 2022.

Please email any comments in to: PlanningPolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk

Design Guide

We have produced a draft Design Guide.

The Design Guide will help anyone submitting planning applications for new development so they have a clearer idea at an early stage what is likely to be acceptable in the Broads.

It should help to ensure that it relates well to its surroundings and enhances the Broads with development that is sustainable, increases biodiversity, improves accessibility and contributes to the local area.

The document out for consultation can be found here:

The consultation runs from 3 October to 4pm on 9 December 2022.

Please email any comments in to: PlanningPolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk

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.

Recent consultations

Any recent consultations will be listed here.