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

Draft Broads Recreation and Tourism Strategy 2024-29

This consultation is open to organisations, businesses and individuals with an interest in the impacts and benefits of the visitor economy in the Broads National Park.

A healthy and buoyant tourism sector is hugely important for this working landscape. In 2022 the area attracted 7.6 million visitors, contributing around £711 million to the local economy, supporting around 7,000 jobs. The strategy is intended to harness the opportunities that exist to maintain growth in a sustainable way.

The draft strategy has been prepared by the Broads Authority with valuable input from Visit the Broads, the main delivery partner of the strategy.

Both the Authority and Visit the Broads have limited resources and collaborative working with other organisations and neighbouring Destination Management Organisations (DMO’s) is vital. The success of the strategy is dependant upon a shared commitment to maximise the benefits of the visitor economy whilst reducing the impact on the environment and special qualities of the Broads.

Once the consultation is complete, it is anticipated that the resulting strategy and action plan will be adopted in the Spring of 2024.

Comments on this draft strategy should be submitted to Rob Leigh, Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY, or by email to Please use the title Consultation – Tourism Strategy in the email subject line.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Saturday 17 February 2024.

Recent consultations

Local Plan Issues and Options

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

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

The documents that were out for consultation can be found here:

This consultation ran from 3 October to 4pm on 9 December 2022.