In response to some queries from residents about the new metal fencing erected on the Mill Lane side of the Norwich Road site, the developer has confirmed:
“All of the fencing that has currently been erected on site is temporary. The finished fencing will be a timber close boarded fence. This is currently like this as a site security measure.”
Norfolk County Council have sent notice that the permissive path from the telephone exchange on Norwich Road to Mill Lane will close from the week commencing 27th March as the contractors move on to the site to start work.
The plans for the 137 new homes do include a pedestrian access onto Mill Lane (and emergency vehicle access) and another pedestrian access onto the unmade track at the top of Mill Lane, but these will not be available until the site is safe to be opened to public access.
The plans have been published for the Norfolk County Council land off Norwich Road/ Mill Lane. It’s for 137 residential units, and includes 1-beds to 4-beds, with a mix of affordable rented, shared-ownership and market homes.
You can see the plans at :
Put in 20191215 under Application Number, then click Search at the bottom of the page
Then click on 20191215 and then View Related Documents at the bottom of the page
I would start with the “Site Masterplan”…
33% of the dwellings on the land off Norwich Road will be affordable (intermediate housing and rented housing for eligible households whose needs are not met by the market)
• Of these, expected that 60% will be rented and 40% will be Intermediate Housing (=dwellings for sale at prices below local market price – can include shared equity)
• Up to 1/3rd of the affordable rented dwellings to be let on first occupation to people living in Acle, or if not then people who work in Acle, or if not then people who need to move to Acle to support family members or receive support, or if not then other residents in Broadland area (BDC to allocate the tenants)
For checking with Housing Options to ensure you are registered on the Council’s Housing list please use:-
Tel 01603 430641
For the Intermediate Tenure (probably as shared ownership) in the first instance please register with Help to Buy ESE (for shared ownership NOT equity loan):-
Repton Homes and Lovell, will be at the Parish Council Meeting on Monday, 24th June to show their plans for the new homes on the land between Norwich Road and Mill Lane. They will be at the Methodist Hall from 6.40pm, with an opportunity for questions before the Council meeting starts….
This is just a draft layout of how the site might look. At present the owners, Norfolk County Council, are only seeking outline permission for the site. Detailed applications will be submitted at a later date: