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Southgates Masterplan Survey

Information about proposed major highways and public realm improvements and opening up the historic South Gate as a major asset for the town.

Project background

The Southgates area is a strategic location for us and a priority for the King’s Lynn Transport Strategy and the Town Investment Plan.

Both of these identify the potential to create an attractive and active entrance into King’s Lynn by delivering major highways and public realm improvements and opening up the historic South Gate as a major asset for the town.

Over recent years the council has progressed a series of feasibility studies exploring the potential for road diversion around the South Gate. The proposed masterplan will seek to draw on and learn from this evidence base but will also take its own approach, putting the task of ‘placemaking’ at its heart.

This is the right time to take on such a task. Changing patterns of living and working, the urgent need to tackle the climate crisis, and the Government’s ambition to ‘Level Up’ the UK create a clear mandate for interventions which deliver active travel, heritage and sustainability improvements, strengthen the identity of the town, and offer benefits for residents and visitors alike.

A new masterplan for the area has been devised in consultation with local groups and residents living in the immediate vicinity of the area. This masterplan sets out a vision for what future development at Southgates should try to achieve.

It suggests opportunities for highways, heritage and urban design improvements that will sustain long-term economic activity and create an attractive and active gateway to King’s Lynn.

Public consultation

A public consultation on the masterplan is taking place from 3 to 31 October.

Before filling out the survey, please look at the masterplan document and information boards which set out the masterplan and the thinking behind it.

The information boards can also be viewed at an exhibition in Stories of Lynn, next to the Saturday Market Place, everyday from 3 to 31 October, and at the events cabin in the Tuesday Market Place on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 9 and Friday 28 October, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Southgates Masterplan survey

The survey can also be completed offline using our Southgates survey paper form. If responding in this way, please complete the form and post to:

A. Rawlings
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
King’s Court
Chapel Street
King’s Lynn
PE30 1EX

The consultation launched at 6pm on Monday 3 October with a presentation and Q&A session, chaired by Cllr Richard Blunt.

The presentation can be viewed on the recording below: