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Consultation opens for Local Plan review

An image of the Customs House in Kings Lynn with the banner 'Local Plan Review consultation' above it

Published: Friday, 1st March 2019

The Local Plan has been reviewed and updated to provide a strategy and detail for development across west Norfolk up to 2036.

Council planners are now seeking the views of members of the public, businesses and other interested parties on the revisions to plan.

Cllr Richard Blunt, Cabinet member for Development at the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, explained: "The Local Plan is all about looking where development could and should take place across the borough. In this version, the government's housing requirement has reduced, but that growth is still needed. It is fair to say that as a result we do not need to identify an enormous number of new sites.

"Some of the main points identified include the need to encourage different types of development including self-build and affordable housing. A clear growth corridor has been identified along the A10 and main railway line to London and Cambridge. Also included are policies designed to protect the environment and to stimulate jobs and employment.

"The purpose of the consultation is to check that we haven't missed anything. To make sure there are no obvious flaws or better alternatives that we haven't spotted."

The consultation goes lives on 4 March 2019 and remains open until 29 April 2019. Online comments can be made by visiting the draft Local Plan review consultation page. All comments must be received by 5:00pm on 29 April 2019.

A series of consultation events are being held in Downham Market, Hunstanton and King's Lynn so that people can find out more and ask any question they may have before responding to the consultation online.

The events will be drop-in sessions from 2:00pm until 7:00pm on the following days:

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - Downham Market Town Hall
Wednesday, 6 March - Hunstanton Town Hall
Tuesday, 12 March - King's Lynn Town Hall (Stone Hall)

In areas where a neighbouhood plan exists, the parish or neighbourhood would be responsible for seeking the necessary development sites.

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