The Broads Angling Strategy contained much about the retention of angler’s rights within its access to angling in the Broads theme.
When the Broads Authority local planning policy was reviewed in 2018/19, BASG responded in requesting the strengthening of policy particularly DM28.
This was formally adopted in May 2019
There are also recreational opportunities to be enjoyed on land. The area has an extensive rights of way network, with around 303km of public footpaths and 17km of public bridleways available for public use. There are three promoted long distance routes and a number of circular walks and cycle routes in the area. Approximately 150ha of land in the Broads has been designated as open access land under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The Broads is also one of the most popular areas in the UK for angling.
Policy DM28: Development on waterside sites in employment or commercial use, including boatyards within existing waterside sites, the development of new boatsheds and other buildings to meet the operational requirements of the site will be permitted subject to other policies of the development plan. The development of new buildings for employment purposes within waterside sites, other than those directly associated with that site, will only be permitted provided that: a) The development would involve a subsidiary part of the site and is compatible with retention of existing uses on the remainder of the site; b) The site is large enough to accommodate the different uses in a manner that would not conflict with each other, and would not have a significant adverse effect on adjoining uses and occupiers; and c) There is no loss of local or visitor facilities, such as moorings, access for angling and access to the waterside.
The full planning policy is available from https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/planning/planning-policies/development