Local Plan for the Broads - Review

The Local Plan guides development and land use in the special Broads environment.

Its purpose is to make sure any new development is of high quality and appropriately located in the unique Broads landscape.

Local Plan for the Broads – review

The Broads Authority are reviewing the Local Plan for the Broads. Whilst we do this, the policies in the current Local Plan for the Broads (see below) are still in place. As work progresses on the new Local Plan, this webpage will be updated.

Preferred Options Consultation

The Broads Authority has started the review of the Local Plan for the Broads. This is the second round of consultation and is called the Preferred Options.  This version of the Local Plan includes draft policies for comment. Most of the policies are already included in the currently adopted Local Plan, albeit with some amendments. Some policies are new. We also talk about potential alternative options to the policies that are drafted. Finally, there is a call for sites for gypsy and traveller sites, residential moorings and residential dwellings.

The documents and relevant links can be found on our Consultations webpage or you can browse the HTML version using the left-hand menu on this page..

Please send comments to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk

The deadline for comments is 4pm on 17 May 2024.

Hard copies of both consultation documents will be in these venues. Check venues for opening times.

  • Libraries: Acle, Beccles, Brundall, Bungay, Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Loddon, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Norwich Millennium, Stalham and Wroxham.
  • Council Offices: Broadland, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, South Norfolk, East Suffolk, Norfolk County and Suffolk County.
  • Yare House, Norwich.

We are also holding three drop in events:

  • Saturday 13 April, 10am - 1pm, Wroxham Church Hall (Norwich Road, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8SA)
  • Tuesday 30 April, 4pm - 8pm, Filby Village Hall (Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3HN)
  • Wednesday 8 May, 5:30pm - 9pm, Beccles Blyburgate Hall (Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TF)

Policy maps available online only.

See our interactive online map, our Call for sites form and a Summary of the policies (PDF).

Issues and Options consultation (ended 9 December 2022)

These were the documents out for consultation. A call for sites was also held for residential moorings, residential dwellings and in Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Gypsy and Traveller sites as well as residential caravans.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Scoping Report

Local Development Scheme

Evidence/supporting documents