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 live and closed consultations carried out by the Authority.

Live consultations

Carlton Colville Neighbourhood Area consultation

The Carlton Colville Neighbourhood Area consultation runs until Monday 15 April 2019. More information is available on Waveney District Council’s website here and on the consultation poster.

Closed consultations

Consultation on the modifications to the Local Plan for the Broads

This consultation is now open. Please visit our Local Plan examination webpage for further details.

The deadline for submissions is 4pm on 15 March 2019.

Please email your responses to

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 will be introduced from April 2019.

Read more at or email:

Article 4 Directions in the Broads

You may be aware that there are some things you can do without needing planning permission – these are called your ‘Permitted Development Rights’. The Broads Authority is proposing to make some changes to these. The changes have not yet been agreed, so you are invited to give us your views.

This consultation closed on 20 June 2018. For more information, visit the Article 4 Directions consultation webpage.

Broads Local Plan Publication Version – pre-submission consultation

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 is the final stage of consultation before we submit the Plan to the Planning Inspector.

This consultation closed on 12 January 2018. For more information visit our Local Plan page.

Somerton Conservation area re-appraisal

This consultation closed on 20 November 2017. For more information contact Ben Hogg, Historic Environment Manager, on 01603756074 or email

Landscape and Landscaping Guide

This consultation closed on 9 June 2017. Visit the Planning pages for more information about the guide.

Education Strategy

The Education Strategy will guide provision of learning in the Broads from 2017 to 2022. It aims to provide opportunities for young people to learn about and engage with the Broads and emphasises the benefits of high quality outdoor learning.  This consultation closed on 3 March 2016.

Salhouse Neighbourhood Development Plan

This consultation closed on 20 February 2017. For information, visit the Neighbourhood planning page.

Flood Risk Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Authority consulted on a new Flood Risk SPD. The consultation closed on 23 December 2016.

Worlingham Neighbourhood Area

The consultation closed on 21 December 2016. Find out more on the Neighbourhood Planning page.

Broads Plan 2017

This consultation closed on 8 April 2016. The Broads Plan, the partnership management plan for the Broads, has now been updated and Broads Plan 2017 was adopted in March 2017.