The lakes and waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk are to be renamed the Broads National Park. Although it will be known as a national park, it will not face the legal restrictions associated with the protected status.
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Broads Authority members voted by an overwhelming majority to brand the area as a National Park after 79% of consultees approved the proposal.
Chief Executive of the Broads Authority John Packman led the three-month consultation and said he was “absolutely delighted” that the area would benefit from being clearly identified as a National Park.