About this consultation

This draft document and consultation process have been developed to adhere to the Broads Authority’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)[1]. If you wish to discuss the document, call 01603 610734 and ask to speak to Natalie Beal (Planning Policy Officer). We will place hard copies of the Preferred Options Local Plan in libraries and Council offices as follows; we recommend that you check with the venues about 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.

Hard copy of the Preferred Options Local Plan will also be available at Yare House.

Please note that the maps will only be available on line: Consultations (broads-authority.gov.uk). There is also an interactive map available.

We can send you hard copies of Preferred Options Local Plan on request – please contact Natalie on the above number. This service will initially be free, but if we get many requests we may have to consider charging for postage and printing.

Consultation on this document is for 8 weeks from 25 March to 4pm 17 May 2024.

We will then read and respond to all comments received.

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

We are holding three drop-in events, where you can come and talk to Broads Authority staff. Please note that we will ask you to wear masks or face shields when attending these events. Locations, dates and times of drop in events are as follows:

  • Saturday 13 April, 10am to 1pm, Wroxham Church Hall.
  • Tuesday 30 April, 4pm 8pm, Filby Village Hall.
  • Wednesday 8 May, 5:30pm to 9pm, Beccles Blyburgate Hall.

Information provided by you in response to this consultation, including personal data, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004). Please see Appendix 1 for the Privacy Notice. We will make your name and organisation public alongside your comment.

Are you satisfied that this consultation has followed the Consultation Principles? If not, or you have any other observations about how we can improve the process, please contact us at planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk.