Local Plan for the Broads adopted

On 17 May the Broads Authority’s Local Plan was officially adopted and the examination process concluded.

The Inspector’s Report described the Plan as “sound”. The report summarised the process to date and highlighted the main changes to the Local Plan which were recently the subject of consultation.

The process involved consulting the public and stakeholders at various stages of the process. The Local Plan was then submitted for independent examination by the Planning Inspectorate. The Local Plan contains land allocations and policies which will be used to determine planning applications. It replaces all other planning policy documents of the Broads Authority.

Planning Policy Officer Natalie Beal who was responsible for the creation of the plan has said of the process,

“This has been an important document to create and has been through rigorous checks to ensure that it meets the required standards. I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who has taken the time to be involved in the process. The Authority is pleased to have an up to date Local Plan and we will be implementing it with immediate effect.”

Copies of the Adopted Local Plan, the Inspector’s Report, the Adoption Statement, the Sustainability Appraisal, the Habitats Regulations Assessment, the Policies Maps and the Environmental Adoption Statement are available for public inspection at the Broads Authority’s Offices during normal office hours. They are also available on our website at: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/planning/planning-policies/development

Paper copies of the Local Plan, can be found at the following locations: The Broads Authority (Yare House, NR1 1RY), Broadland District Council (1 Yarmouth Road, NR7 ODU), Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Town Hall, NR30 2QF), North Norfolk District Council (Holt Road, NR27 9EN), South Norfolk Council (Cygnet Court, NR15 2XE), East Suffolk Council (Marina Customer Services Centre, NR32 1HH), Norfolk County Council (County Hall, NR1 2DH), Suffolk County Council (Endeavour House, IP1 2BX), Acle Library (Bridewell Lane, NR13 3RA), Beccles Library (Blyburgate, NR34 9TB), Brundall Library (90 The Street, NR13 5LH), Bungay Library (Wharton Street, NR35 1EL), Cromer Library (Prince of Wales, NR27 9HS), Great Yarmouth Library (Tolhouse Street, NR30 2SH), Loddon Library (31 Church Plain, NR14 6EX), Lowestoft Library (Clapham Road South, NR32 1DR), Oulton Broad (Library Council Offices, NR32 3LR), Norwich Millennium Library (The Forum, NR2 1AW), Stalham Library (High Street, NR12 9AN), Wroxham Library (Norwich Road, NR12 8RX).

Wednesday 22 May 2019