Published: Tuesday, 10th May 2022
On Monday 9 May the final Lynnsport housing site was approved by the planning committee when they met at King’s Lynn Town Hall.
The application is part of the borough council’s major housing programme with Lovell Partnerships and will see 96 new homes built in the area. Cllr Richard Blunt, Cabinet member for Development and Regeneration said: “This scheme will provide much-needed homes in an area with excellent amenities and good access to the town centre, large areas of open space, Lynnsport facilities and is in close walking distance of local schools including the recently built Greenpark Academy.
“First Homes, a type of affordable housing, will also be available as part of the new development; these are sold at a discounted rate to persons who meet the housing criteria. We have also followed the borough council’s fabric first principles, which means the homes are built in a way that makes them thermally efficient, no matter what heating source is used.”
Environmentally friendly air source heat pumps will be installed on all properties, PV solar panels placed on properties facing towards the sun, 77 plots will be either EV ready or have a full electrical vehicle charging point.
Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, added: “This is an excellent scheme that delivers on many levels – addressing housing needs, affordability, sustainability and high environmental standards.
“This scheme fits well with our commitment to combat climate change. I’m delighted it has got the go-ahead.”
Approval by the planning committee was nearly unanimous, there was one abstention.