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Greenspace and leisure

Find out about the greenspace and facilities due for development

Green space

Facilities at Lynnsport to be retained include the two football pitches. While two new hockey pitches and four new tennis courts will be provided.  

Only one of the four ponds will be lost (which has been fenced off since 2008) leaving 3 fishing lakes, the children's play area, and green space around the running track. 

In addition, the remaining trees from an orchard at Marsh Lane will be enhanced as part of this project. And a 2.6-hectare managed nature area will be created within the Lynnsport site. 

Working with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, a group of volunteers have already made a start on identifying plants and clearing walkways within the site.  And also building steps in the surrounding dike to provide easier access. A sturdy shed has been provided for the volunteers' use. This is already proving to be a valuable opportunity for the local community to get involved in the ongoing improvement, maintenance and care of a piece of amenity land.  

Established hedges alongside the cycle path, which will run parallel to the proposed new road, are being retained. We are working with Norfolk Rivers Trust to improve the Gaywood River for both people and wildlife. Further green corridor opportunities are being explored as part of the scheme.

The provision of green space will be explored further as the project progresses and this page will be updated accordingly.

Facilities at Alive Lynnsport

Two new hockey pitches, at least four new tennis courts, and 241 additional car park spaces will be provided at Lynnsport as part of this scheme.

The tennis courts are being delivered in association with the Lawn Tennis Association to ensure that there is enough provision for tennis in King's Lynn.

The hockey pitches are being provided in partnership with the Pelicans Hockey Club.

Planning permission for the tennis courts and hockey pitches was granted in July 2015 and work is due to start on site in September/October 2015. Prior to this, a drain which runs under the site of the new pitches and was close to collapse, is being replaced.

A report is also being produced by officers presenting proposals from Norfolk FA for an FA Centre of Excellence. If agreed by Cabinet this would provide 2 additional 3G all-weather pitches, additional changing rooms and coaching provision.

The proposed new road and additional parking spaces will ensure that Lynnsport is easy to access for people wishing to make use of the facilities available.

This page will be updated as work on the provision of these facilities progresses.

The following timetable outlines key dates for works taking place on the Green space & Alive Lynnsport facilities, but these may be subject to change.

Site Date on site Estimated completion
Hockey pitches and tennis courts November 2015 June 2016
Minature railway relocated March 2016 July 2016
New road and car Parks March 2016 December 2016
Dutton Pavillion extension December 2017 TBC