- Broads Authority
The Broads Authority is the agency which has statutory responsibility for
The Broadsin England.
Originally, the (then)
Nature Conservancy Council(now Natural England), pressed for a special authority to manage the Broads which had been neglected for a long time.
1978, the forerunner to the present-day Broads Authority was established by the (then) Countryside Commission (now also Natural England).
Ten years later, it had become clear that a statutory body was needed, and a special
Act of Parliament, "The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act" 1988(referred to as "the Broads Act") made the Broads Authority into a Special Statutory Authoritywhich gave it parity with national parkauthorities.
The Broads Authority has to:
*conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Broads
*promote the enjoyment of the Broads by the public
*protect the interest of
navigation(as navigation authority
*have regard for
*have regard for the
economicand socialinterests of those who live or work in the Broads.
The Broads Authority is represented by one member on the
East of England Regional Assembly.
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