• Acle Neighbourhood Plan

Acle Neighbourhood Plan

Client: Acle Parish Council
Location: Acle, Norfolk
Date: 2013

We were instructed by Acle Parish Council to help them to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for this fantastic, traditional Broadland village.  Our work builds on the understanding of issues affecting the village we gained whilst preparing the Acle Village Economic Masterplan.

Acle is an historic village located to the east of Norwich on the western edge of the Norfolk Broads.  It has a strong sense of community driven by an active group of local stakeholders, a good range of shops and services, good schools and a range of local employers.  It benefits from a direct rail link to Norwich, access to the A47 and a setting within the stunning rural Norfolk landscape.

However there are a number of issues affecting the village that can only be fully addressed with a robust planning policy basis. The Neighbourhood Plan could provide that basis and provide a mechanism for exploring a range of other local concerns and aspirations through detailed consultation and engagement.


Specific services:

  • Social and economic baseline research
  • Formal and informal consultation with the local community, businesses and local stakeholder groups
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses
  • Development of a vision and objectives
  • Working collaboratively to produce policies and appraising compliance with strategic planning policies


Next steps:

The final Acle Neighbourhood Plan submission document has now been submitted to Broadland District Council and the Broads Authority for consideration.Thank you to all those who have helped to develop the Plan.

An earlier version, the pre-submission draft, can be found by following the below links:


For further information:

  • Email: Pauline James, Acle Parish Council (Paulinejames@aol.com) or Ross Ingham, Ingham Pinnock Associates (ross@inghampinnock.com)
  • Telephone: Pauline James (01493 751070) or Ross Ingham (07827 240 059)
  • Newsletter: Sign up to the new Neighbourhood Plan e-newsletter (http://eepurl.com/w4G5T)
  • Website: Visit either the Acle Parish Council website (http://aclepc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/) or the Ingham Pinnock website (http://www.inghampinnock.com/acle-neighbourhood-plan/) to find out more information on progress and general information on neighbourhood planning
  • Notice boards: Keep an eye on the village notice boards, details of events will be posted here.


Links to key sites of relevance: