Find out the latest updates on the Major Housing Project
Work will be starting on the Lynnsport 3 (Cowper Place) development on 1 April 2019. As a result, the footpath which crosses the site will be diverted until the work is completed. Please see our diversion map and newsletter for details.
Archaeological evaluation work was completed in March 2018. It confirmed the presence of a known saltern mound on the 'Lynnsport 1' site. Following this, Oxford Archaeology will return to the site on 14 January 2019 to continue investigation into the medieval salt industry in the local area.
Temporary car parking is also being constructed on the 'Lynnsport 1' site to accommodate Marsh Lane construction workers now that this site is nearing completion.
January 2019 - consultation
We, along with colleagues from Hunstanton Town Council and Victory Housing, will be holding a consultation event to share information about the proposed development. At the event you'll be able to view:
- details of the low cost home ownership options being offered
- an indicative site layout
- detailed floor plans of the proposed homes
Event details: Hunstanton Town Hall, 31 January 2019, 2:00pm to 8:00pm. No need to register or book, just turn up.
Work has continued at Lynnsport 4/5 in recent months – there are now 3 shows homes at Dewside and viewings can take place Thursday to Monday, 10am – 5pm.
Greenpark Avenue will re-open from Thursday 20 December 2018. Residents will be able to access Alive Lynnsport from Columbia Way / Greenpark Avenue from 20 December.
To complement the Major Housing Project, we have secured £210,000 in the Hidden Heritage of the Gaywood River project. This will enhance a former landfill site at Lynnsport and include river works to increase bio-diversity of the area. For further information on the projects, including the events and activities, please visit the Hidden Heritage Gaywood River page.
We would like to make the neighbours from Front Way, Aconite Road, Grey Sedge, and adjoining areas aware, archaeology trenching will begin on the site known as 'Lynnsport 1' from 4 May.
We would like to make the neighbours from Front Way and adjoining areas aware, that archaeology trenching will begin on the site known as 'Lynnsport 3' from 9 April 2018.
Lynnsport's new play area is nearing completion. Further details on the opening event will follow shortly.
We would like to make the neighbours from Columbia Way and adjoining areas aware, that Archaeology trenching will begin on the site for the new School at the beginning of March.
For the latest on our Lynnsport 4/5 development, please view our March newsletter.
Lynnsport sites 1 and 3 are currently undergoing site clearance, please be extra vigilant if you use this area for dog walking.
UK charity Fields in Trust (FIT) protect Lynnsport playing field.
You can also view the latest in our September newsletter.
Work on Marsh Lane is progressing with the show complex starting to take shape. You can find out more in the third newsletter.
Lovells are now taking early bird purchaser registration, on properties at Marsh Lane (Orchard Place).
You can register on the Lovell Homes website.
Work is continuing on Marsh Lane. You can find out more in the second newsletter.
30 January 2017
Following a completed Section 106 for Lynnsport 4 & 5, site clearance will commence on the 30 January. Vegetation on the site will be cleared in preparation for further site investigation works.
The Planning Application for Lynnsport 1 has been submitted and is available to view on our planning pages using the reference 16/02227/FM.
Work has commenced on Marsh Lane. Lovell’s will publish newsletters to update local residents on the ongoing works. You can find out more on the first newsletter.
23 December 2016
You can now view the latest minutes of the recent Major Housing Consultation Group meeting (8 December 2016).
10 November 2016
There will be two-way traffic lights on Front Way and Reid Way in place until 20 November. You can find out more about this and the project's current progress on Public Information Notice 21.
19 September 2016
5 September 2016
24 August 2016
Monday 22 August 2016
We'll be holding a public consultation day on the 7 September, to gather feedback on the proposals for Lynnsport 1.
Further information is available on the recently circulated public flyer.
At this event we will also hold the application for Lynnsport 4/5 which has recently gone into planning. This is also available to view on our planning pages using the reference 16/01327/FM.
19 August 2016
12 August 2016
5 August 2016
22 July 2016
15 July 2016
11 July 2016
4 July 2016
27 June 2016
17 June 2016
13 June 2016
Road Closure taking place from today:
Spenser Road (junction with Hamburg Way).
To be closed between 13th June 2016 and 19th August 2016.
10 June 2016
3 June 2016
27 May 2016
13 May 2016
The majority of drainage has been completed between Front Way (Bawsey Drain) and the Lynnsport service area. For more information please see our public information notice (number four).
6 May 2016
The majority of kerbing has been completed between Front Way (Bawsey Drain) and the Lynnsport service area. For more information please see our public information notice (number three).
29 April 2016
The new access road works are progressing well. The current construction consists of the sub-base layer and base layer, with two membrane layers to increase the roads strength. For more information please see our public information notice (number two).
25 April 2016
We would like to confirm that work has started on the construction of the New Lynnsport Road, we will keep this page updated with "Public Information Notices".
Our first public information notice provides a lot of the key information on the traffic orders which will be taking place. For more information please see our public information notice (one).
21 March 2016
The next consultative meeting will be on the 29 March, minutes will be published as soon as possible after the meeting.
2 March 2016
A consultation day for the Lynnsport sites 4 & 5 will take place on the 10 March.
On this same day we will also be showing information on the traffic orders which may impact local residents. For more information about traffic orders please see our traffic orders letter.
29 February 2016
We have completed the filling of the pond; and following this, we will clean Front Way and Reid Way.
Progress of the new tennis courts and hockey pitches are progressing very well, and will hopefully be ready on time subject to the weather.
15th February 2016
Works have commenced on the pond infill, this will include use of the Reid Way to Bryggen Road Bus Gate. The bus gate will be for site traffic only, not general traffic, barriers have been installed for controlled use during the day and locked overnight.
Using this route will reduce the need for construction traffic on Loke Road/Columbia Way.
1 February 2016
Stone delivery for the new hockey pitches is to be delivered. Over Monday to Wednesday there will be 15 deliveries, which is approximately one delivery every 35 minutes during the working day.
During Thursday and Friday, there will be 25 deliveries which is approximately one delivery every 23 minutes during the working day.
The Planning Application for Lynnsport 3 has been submitted and, once validated, will be available to view on our planning pages using the reference 16/00097/FM.
10 December 2015
The Gaywood Valley Conservation Group's Spring 2016 programme has been agreed:
The group will be working on the Lynnsport Wildlife Area site on the following dates:
- 25 January - 9:30am - 1:00pm
- 7 March - 9:30am - 1:00pm
The group meets at River Lane Car Park (access via Beulah Street), Lynnsport, King's Lynn, PE30 4DN
7 December 2015
At the Planning Committee on 7 December 2015, approval was given for construction of 130 dwellings, associated access roads, footways and new areas of public open space and associated external works at the Marsh Lane development site. This approval was granted subject to the section 106 agreement which is still being worked on. The outcome of this is expected in approximately two weeks.
19 November 2015
On Monday 23rd November the Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be on site working on the wildlife area habitat improvements again. This will consist of use of a mini-digger to scrape back soil from some more of the areas dominated by thistles and brambles.
Volunteers from the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group will then begin work on planting wildflowers in the newly cleared areas; and cutting back dense stands of hawthorn to let light in.
Green Space and Leisure - Facilities at Alive Lynnsport
Site set-up will take place week commencing Monday 15 November for the two new sand-dressed hockey pitches and four new tennis courts.
SIS Pitches have been appointed for the construction of these.
Work should last approximately 18 weeks with the new facilities completed April 2016.
3 November 2015
Mott MacDonald's report following the drainage of the western stock pond for the Lynnsport access road is now available.
23 October 2015
In November we plan to carry out some ground works at the Lynnsport Wildlife Area, in order to improve the habitats on the site and increase biodiversity. After strimming back the thistles and brambles - which have invaded much of the open meadow areas - we'll be using a mini-digger to scrape off some of the topsoil in carefully selected parts of the site. This will remove some of the excess nutrients which are currently encouraging rampant growth of thistles and brambles. And it should enable a much wider variety of wildflowers to colonise these areas. It should become a pleasant picnic spot as wildflowers move in to replace the thistles.
The soil removed from the meadow will be reused within the site to create more undulating terrain and raise the pathway through the wetter areas.
1 October 2015
The National Wildlife Trust has now handed over local projects to the volunteers who make up the Gaywood Valley Conservation Group (GVCG).The volunteers have already begun work at the Lynnsport Park, River Lane to restore and enhance this wildlife area, and are now planning work which needs to be done this autumn.
GVCG plan to re-establish the circular footpath and clear the thistles; they plan to be on site 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following (2015) dates:
- Monday 12 October
- Monday 19 October
- Monday 23 November
- Monday 14 December
The group meets at River Lane Car Park (access via Beulah Street), Lynnsport, King's Lynn, PE30 4DN
28 September 2015
Pond drainage work at the stock pond at Lynnsport is due to start today. An ecologist has signed the works off and they will be available all morning at the site to answer any questions the public may have.
Contractor La Farge Tarmac will start to pump out the water; once the water level has been reduced, the fish in the pond will be stunned so that they can be safely moved to the adjacent fishing pond by Framlingham Fisheries.
The appropriate Environment Agency permit to move the fish has been obtained. The remaining water will then be drained. The area will then be left to dry out before being filled in ready to be developed as a new car park at Lynnsport.
18 August 2015
C G Godfrey Ltd started work yesterday on replacing the drain under the field where the new hockey pitches will be. This is necessary maintenance work because the drain was defective and likely to collapse and needs be put right before new hockey pitches are located on top. The work is scheduled to take about a month. No consents were necessary as it's the replacement of an existing drain, .
17 July 2015
Notes from the latest meeting of the Major Housing Consultative Group have been published and are available to view on the consultation page.
30 June 2015
Emergency works are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 1 July 2015, to investigate the extent of a collapsed drain which connects the two ponds adjacent to Greenpark Avenue, King's Lynn with the Bawsey Drain.
18 June 2015
Consultation on the pre-application plans for housing development on the site known as Lynnsport 3 is set to start on Monday, 22 June 2015, with a drop-in session for the public.
The drop in session will take place between 10am and 8pm in the Wembley Room at Lynnsport. Residents will be able to discuss the proposals with representatives from the council and their contractor Lovell. Final plans are due for submission later in July.
Invitations for the next Major Housing Consultative Group meeting have been issued with the meeting taking place on 6 July.
12 June 2015
Following the attendance of the ecologist, pond drainage work has now been postponed until at least September of this year. Breeding birds have been found at water level, which means no work can be carried out.
8 June 2015
Pond drainage work due to start today has been postponed pending the attendance of the ecologist. We will provide further information as soon as it is available.
The Planning Application for the two hockey pitches and four tennis courts at Lynnsport has been submitted and, once validated, will be available to view on our planning pages using the reference 15/00876/F.
4 June 2015
Pond drainage work at the stock pond at Lynnsport is due to start on Monday 8 June 2015. The pond has been inspected to ensure there are no water voles present and the IDB have confirmed that clearance of the pond can start in accordance with the method statement provided. An ecologist will be on site prior to work commencing and for as long as they consider necessary.
Contractor La Farge Tarmac will start to pump out the water. Once the water level has been reduced, the fish in the pond will be stunned so that they can be safely moved to the adjacent fishing pond by Framlingham Fisheries. The appropriate Environment Agency permit to move the fish has been obtained. The remaining water will then be drained. The area will then be left to dry out before being filled in ready to be developed as a new car park at Lynnsport.
29 May 2015
The planning application for 130 houses on the Marsh Lane site has been submitted and once validated, will be available to view on our planning pages (search for reference 15/00828/FM). Local residents have been invited to a drop-in session between 10am and 8pm on Thursday, 4 June 2015, at Lynnsport, where they can view the submitted plans and speak to representatives from the borough council and their developer partner Lovell.
During the week commencing 1 June 2015, contractors will be crushing the concrete on site (which was formerly shed bases). This will be reused elsewhere on site. Mitigation measures are in place to keep the dust down, but there will be some noise. Every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The work should only take about a week to complete.
22 May 2015
Some works are due to commence on the Marsh Lane site on Tuesday, 26 May, prior to the submission of the planning application for 130 houses on the site, which is due to be made on behalf of Lovell's imminently.
Planning permission is not required for these works.
- Work will begin on 26 May to clear Japanese Knotweed from the eastern boundary of the site. This work will be carried out by Japanese Knotweed Ltd and is expected to take 4 days.
- Following the agreement of a Written Site Investigation plan, Oxford Archaeology will begin archaeological investigations on the western part of the site on the same day. These works will take up to 5 weeks, depending on what archaeology is discovered.
All vehicles will use Segrave Road to enter and exit the site and every effort will be made to keep noise and disturbance to a minimum.
22 April 2015
Notes from the meeting of the first Major Housing Consultative Group have been published and are available to view on the consultation page.
10 April 2015
Planning permission for the new access road to Lynnsport was granted by the council's planning committee. View the application.
31 March 2015
At the Planning Committee on 30 March 2015, approval was given for the new access road to Lynnsport. However, a procedural error was brought to our attention, which meant that objectors were not given the correct instructions in terms of how many of them could speak against the application and how long they could speak for.
In the interests of fairness, openness and transparency and to rectify this error, it has been decided that the application should be brought back to a special meeting of the planning committee for fresh consideration on Friday 10 April 2015. This will give objectors the correct amount of time to put forward their arguments.
Agendas for this meeting have been distributed and all interested parties will be notified. You can view the planning application on our planning pages.