Regenerating King's Lynn

The regeneration of King's Lynn is one of the highest priorities in our Corporate Strategy.

                          Golden Past Brighter Future

The Borough Council and its partners have developed a clear vision for King's Lynn (pdf 75.5kb) in developing its role as a regional centre using the major heritage assets of the town as an asset for encouraging sustainable growth. The vision for King's Lynn is that:

 

'King's Lynn will be an attractive, vibrant and prosperous town, where people will choose to live, work and visit.'

 

King's Lynn as a Growth Point

 

King's Lynn was designated Growth Point status in May 2008 to support the housing and jobs required in the town. It is envisaged that up to the period 2021 the population of the urban area of King’s Lynn will grow from 41,500 to 50,000 people and will accommodate 7,000 of the 12,000 new houses earmarked for the borough. New development will primarily be located on the previously developed brownfield land.

 

The Integrated Programme of Development is based on the regeneration policy framework called the Urban Development Strategy. The Strategy was adopted in 2006 to guide the overall regeneration of King's Lynn and is part of a family of documents from the Urban Renaissance Strategy.

 

Local Investment Plan Agreement

 

The Borough Council and partners have been working with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) to pilot the Single Conversation in the eastern region. The Single Conversation is the HCA’s way in which to agree and secure delivery at the local level in support of our national objectives. The term ‘Single Conversation’ refers to a comprehensive approach of housing, infrastructure, regeneration and community activities.

 

A Local Investment Plan (pdf 1.42Mb) has been produced and endorsed by the Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency on 31 March 2010.

 

Information on these programmes and projects is available using the links at the left of this page.  

 

Townscape Heritage Initiative (St Margaret's Conservation Area)

 

The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project hopes to secure a £1,000,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant along with a further £1,000,000 of match funding from other sources.  It will help the Council achieve its priorities of regenerating the town centre and bringing empty properties back into use.  The scheme will provide grants to repair privately owned properties, reinstate decorative features and enhance some of its spaces.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Regeneration and Economic Development

 

Tel: 01553 616283

Email: economic.development@west-norfolk.gov.uk

 

Last updated: 17 December 2013
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