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Castle Acre Neighbourhood Plan

Information on the Castle Acre Parish Council's proposed neighbourhood development plan

Background

Castle Acre Parish Council have independently prepared a proposed neighbourhood development plan. It's intended to guide development in Castle Acre Parish and provide criteria (alongside the Borough Council’s Local Plan) for decisions on planning applications there.

Consultation

A submission consultation on the neighbourhood plan ran for eight weeks, from 26 October to 21 December 2020. It can be accessed using the button below.  To view the proposed neighbourhood plan please select the 'Supporting Documents' tab to open the pdf links.

View Castle Acre consultation

We have to manage the process by which the Parish Council’s proposed plan is checked for compliance with national requirements. Comments received are used by an independent examiner and the Borough Council to help decide if the proposed neighbourhood plan:

  • contributes to achieving sustainable development
  • conforms with the strategic policies of the (Borough Council’s) Local Plan
  • gives appropriate regard to the National Planning Policy Framework
  • is compatible with EU obligations

If the plan successfully passes these tests, a local referendum will be held. And if the plan is supported by more than 50% of the votes, it will become part of the official ‘development plan’ for Castle Acre Parish.

Documents

In order to support the Castle Acre Neighbourhood Plan the following supporting documents have been prepared:

Examination

With the agreement of the Qualifying Body, Ann Skipper was appointed as the independent examiner for Castle Acre Neighbourhood Plan. All the responses to the regulation 16 consultation were forwarded to the examiner for consideration. 

Decision stage

The Castle Acre Neighbourhood Plan is currently at their decision stage. Updates on this will be available in due course.

Further information

For further information email planning.policy@west-norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01553 616200.