Plans to divide a former police station into three homes and build two more at the site have been submitted.

The station in Acle was one of seven police stations lost to the county as part of a police review in 2017.

The applicant for the development is the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Giles Orpen-Smellie and a planning statement has been prepared by Chaplin Farrant Limited.

The commissioner has applied for permission from Broadland District Council in the hope of converting the existing police building into three homes and building two more on the site's grounds.

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Documents say the applicant seeks to convert the existing police station into three "sustainable" residential homes, which will be making use of "an existing resource".

Great Yarmouth Mercury: A Google Street view of the Acle police Station outlined for the developmentA Google Street view of the Acle police Station outlined for the development (Image: Google)

The two new buildings will be "no more than two storeys in height", therefore being "in keeping with and sympathetic" to the surrounding area.

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Plans say the development would "enhance the visual quality" of the street and create an "ecological enhancement" of the area due to the trees they hope to plant.

They add the site is in a location with "good access to a range of services and facilities" with no "detrimental impact" on highway safety.

To view or comment on the plans search reference 2024/0077 in Broadland's planning portal.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Acle Police Station from Chaplin Farrant's documentsAcle Police Station from Chaplin Farrant's documents (Image: Chaplin Farrant)