Information about the houses being built in the project, and transport links
Housing – Marsh Lane and Lynnsport
Original project proposals for 550 new homes have been scaled back following public consultation. This resulted in 153 new houses at Lynnsport 2 being removed from the proposals. 399 new homes are now planned across Lynnsport sites 1, 3 4 and 5 and Marsh Lane.
339 of these will be available for sale, with properties available on a help-to-buy scheme (subject to this government scheme still being available), helping people get their foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.
The remaining 60 properties will be affordable units. 70% will be let at affordable rent levels, with 30% being sold on a shared-equity basis, again helping those on lower incomes.
Homes will be built to new building regulations standards, which came into affect from 1 April 2015. The properties will range from 1-bed flats to 4-bed houses. The final design of the properties is yet to be decided, although we are committed to developing a high quality scheme.
Transport links and other Infrastructure
The new road will run from Edward Benefer Way. It follows the line of the existing cycle path all the way to Lynnsport where it links up with Greenpark Avenue, providing residents on the North Lynn estate with an alternative access to Loke Road.
The new road will provide access points into the Marsh Lane site and Lynnsport 1 and 3. Norfolk County Council highways department believe this road, together with connecting roads through the new developments, will create a more robust and permeable traffic system in this part of King’s Lynn.
It will also provide an opportunity to re-route bus services to better serve the local residential and employment areas. And improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, in particular at the A1078 Edward Benefer Way/Hamburg Way junction where a new toucan crossing will be provided.
As part of the scheme, existing fragmented sections of cycle tracks and footpaths will also be linked up to improve the network.