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Knights Hill public inquiry

About the proposed housing development at Knights Hill

About the application

There is a public inquiry on the Knights Hill proposal.

The proposal is for residential land to provide up to 600 dwellings. And to incorporate:

  • affordable housing
  • a local centre for uses A1, A2, A3 and/or A5 (600m2), with the total amount of A1 new sales not to exceed 279m2
  • open space
  • formal sport pitches
  • a car park to serve Reffley Wood

It will also incorporate associated developments, such as:

  • substations
  • drainage features
  • roads
  • cycle and pedestrian paths

You can view the application and associated documents on our Public Access planning system, this includes all appeal documentation relating to the public inquiry.

About the Public Inquiry

The Inquiry will be held at The Barn, Knights Hill Hotel on Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January 2020. And it will be held at The Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 5DQ on Friday 17 January 2020.

On 31 October, notification was received confirming the Secretary of State will determine the appeal instead of the Inspector. This means that instead of writing a decision, the Inspector will prepare a report and recommendation, which will be forwarded to the Secretary of State who will make the final decision. The target date by when the Inspector’s report and recommendation will be submitted to the Secretary of State is 14 April 2020. Currently there is no indication when the Secretary of State will issue the decision.

You may attend the Inquiry and at the Inspectors discretion participate in the discussion. Any views submitted in writing will be disclosed to both parties to the appeal and may be read out at the Inquiry.