Published: Friday, 5th August 2022
Views are being sought on the South East King's Lynn Strategic Growth Area Framework Masterplan.
A document that will guide the development of up to 4,000 homes over the next 18 years in what is known locally as the West Winch Growth Area.
The framework masterplan illustrates how the development could be built, showing broad locations for things like public open space, cycle paths and walkways, school provision, health centre, transport links, and the housing access road.
It also considers the type and tenure of properties, including affordable housing, and the design and mix of development densities to reflect local character, heritage and proximity to new and existing neighbourhood centres. Other matters covered within the framework include connectivity with the rural surroundings and King’s Lynn, biodiversity improvements and drainage.
The draft South East King’s Lynn Growth Area Framework Masterplan SPD sets out a long-term overarching framework which ensures that a comprehensive and cohesive approach is taken to development across the West Winch Growth Area. The Framework Masterplan will be used by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to guide planning application decisions within the masterplan area.
Cllr Richard Blunt, Cabinet Member for Development and Regeneration said: "We have worked closely with stakeholders, landowners, parish councils and our own planning team to develop this framework master plan and associated documents, so that we can ensure that we create a development of which everyone can be proud. I would urge people to have a look at the document and let us have their thoughts and feedback, either online or at the drop in sessions. It is really vital that people have a look and make sure we have understood what is important to people.
The public consultation begins on 5 August and is open for 6 weeks. Any comments about this document should be sent to the borough council by no later than 11.59pm on 15 September 2022.
Two drop-in sessions have been organised for 10 August and 5 September at West Winch Village Hall, Watering Lane, PE33 0JY. The sessions run from 1pm until 7:30pm on both days, with opportunities to review the framework masterplan, talk to the officers involved in its development, and submit comments.
Anyone unable to attend the drop-in sessions can submit their comments by:
- Completing the online form: www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/westwinchconsult
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing: Strategic Housing Team, Borough Council of King's Lyn & West Norfolk, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EX
The framework masterplan and supporting documents may also be seen in hard copy format during normal office hours at the above address.