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Working together

Find out about the stakeholders involved in the West Winch Strategic Growth Area developments

Our role

The borough council has a key role to play in enabling the delivery of the West Winch Strategic Growth Area - and the Government is encouraging local authorities to make sure that land comes forward and houses are delivered. The site is also crucial for the development strategy for our adopted Local Plan and Local Plan review which is underway for the period to 2036 as well as the wider priorities and objectives of the Norfolk Suffolk Economic Strategy as a growth location,

We want to remove barriers to delivery and put the site in a strong position to make sure it’s ready to go.

Given the significant infrastructure that is necessary across the whole area, it's important that we enable the site to be brought to a position where:

  • detailed applications for individual developments can be made (which comply with strategic requirements), and
  • a mechanism to secure payments for these is in place.

Also with the multiple, predominately private, ownerships and the scale of cross-ownership strategic infrastructure required, it's vital that we continue to fulfil a coordinating and enabling role. We are seeking to ensure that the necessary collaboration amongst landowners is secured to allow the growth area to come forward.

Norfolk County Council

We’re working closely with Norfolk County Council. They are leading on the delivery of the West Winch Housing Access Road which is set to reduce traffic through the village of West Winch and cut congestion on the A10 to the Hardwick junction.

Norfolk County Council, supported by us, has submitted a strategic outline business case to the Department for Transport with the ultimate aim of securing approximately £50m Government funding for the West Winch Housing Access Road. You can read more on our progress to date page.

We are also working closely together with our partners in Norfolk County Council and with landowners and wider stakeholders. Our two stakeholder groups are outlined below:

West Winch Growth Area – Local Stakeholder Group

This includes parish councils, landowner and developer representatives, the Neighbourhood Plan Group, and local ward members. The group is chaired by the portfolio holder for regeneration. The purpose of the group is to:

  • provide a local community perspective in relation to the West Winch Strategic Growth Area
  • give local stakeholders and landowners opportunities to make meaningful comment and contributions on all aspects of the development, and the delivery of proposals for the growth area.

West Winch Growth Area – Delivery Group

This includes landowner and developer representatives, borough council and county council representatives, and Homes England. The purpose of the group is to:

  • facilitate the delivery of the West Winch Strategic Growth Area
  • coordinate the development and delivery of a comprehensive development of the entire area
  • consider associated processes for the whole growth area

Community involvement

We completely understand that with a scheme of this size, there is significant interest, questions, and concerns from local people about the proposals and what they will entail. We will provide latest updates on our site including information about how to get involved.

If you have any questions, please get in touch

The project team

Overseeing the delivery of the activities connected to the West Winch Strategic Growth Area is a project team who all bring different expertise, knowledge, and skills to this important project.

As well as the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and Norfolk County Council, other members of the project team are built environment consultants WSP, specialist real estate advisors Gerald Eve and Solicitors – Clyde & Co and Brecher who specialise in this type of work.