The adopted Acle Neighbourhood Development Plan has been produced by Acle Parish Council in consultation with residents, businesses, landowners, developers and other stakeholders.

The Broads Authority and Broadland District Council have both adopted the Acle Neighbourhood Plan which is now a material consideration in determining planning applications.

In addition to the overall vision the proposed plan contains policies that seek to address specific local issues and help shape the way Acle grows in the future. A number of the policies relate directly to comments and concerns raised by local residents.


Acle Parish Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan to Broadland District Council in December 2013/January 2014.

In accordance with the amended Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Broadland District Council has made an initial assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan and the supporting documents and is satisfied that these comply with the specified criteria.

The Plan was then published for a period of six weeks and representations invited from members of the public and other consultation bodies. This period finished on 21 February 2014 and, subsequently, representations received were sent (along with the Plan and supporting documents) to an independent examiner.

The examiner conducted their examination based on written evidence, the report concludes that the plan meets the basic conditions and that it should proceed to a referendum in Acle.

Broadland District Council and the Broads Authority considered the recommendations of the examiner and agreed with her proposed modifications of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan proceeded to a referendum on 8 January 2014. Declaration of the result of the Referendum.