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

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 is 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 are consulting again because the first consultation ran through lockdown.

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

The consultation will run for 8 weeks, beginning on 25 September 2020 and closing at 4pm on 20 November 2020.

Please email PlanningPolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk with your comments before the deadline.

If you wish to discuss or take part in a video conference regarding this document with Natalie Beal, Broads Authority Planning Policy Officer, please get in touch via our contact page.

Please be aware that there are no hard copies available to view in venues (if you require a hard copy please get in touch so we can send one to you).

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 is 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 consultation will run for 8 weeks, beginning on 25 September 2020 and closing at 4pm on 20 November 2020.

Please email PlanningPolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk with your comments before the deadline.

If you wish to discuss or take part in a video conference regarding this document with Natalie Beal, Broads Authority Planning Policy Officer, please get in touch via our contact page.

Please be aware that there are no hard copies available to view in venues (if you require a hard copy please get in touch so we can send one to you).

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

The consultation will run for 6 weeks, beginning on 4 September 2020 and closing at 5pm on 16 October 2020.

View the Coastal Adaptation SPD initial consultation document and make a comment

Should you not be able to view the documents online, please contact on 01394 444557 or email planningpolicy@eastsuffolk.gov.uk and we will provide a physical copy (free of charge) by post.

Recent consultations

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.