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Public consultation on Lynnsport 4 and 5

Major Housing Project

Published: Tuesday, 8th March 2016

Consultation on the pre-application plans for housing developments on sites known as Lynnsport 4 and 5 in King's Lynn is set to start on Thursday 10 March 2016, with a drop in-session for the public.

The drop-in session will take place between 10am and 8pm in the Pelican Bar at Lynnsport.

Residents will be able to view proposals for the site and provide feedback as well as speak to representatives of the borough council and their contractor Lovell.  Feedback will be taken into account during the preparation of the final plans for submission later in April.

Lynnsport 4 and 5 are two of five sites in the Lynnsport/Marsh Lane area that have been identified for housing development over the next five years to help meet housing need in the area.  In total 399 homes are planned across the five sites and these will be a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties with around 15% being social housing; the remainder will be available for sale.

Cllr Alistair Beales, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Industrial Assets, said: "This is another opportunity for people to get involved to help shape the nature of development in this area.  These are the pre-application proposals, so feedback can and will be taken into account when drawing up the final plans.   Feedback from earlier consultation events has already been taken on board and I would urge people to come along and have their say."

In addition to the drop-in session for the public, Norfolk County Council will be holding an information event on proposed new traffic orders associated with these developments.  Members of the county council Highways team will be available from 2pm to 7pm, also at the Pelican Bar, to answer questions from local residents about these traffic orders.

Anyone unable to make the consultation event can view the proposals for Lynnsport 4 and 5 online at from 11 March.

As part of the overall development, 241 additional car parking spaces will be provided at Lynnsport along with 2 new synthetic hockey pitches, 4 new tennis courts and new community facilities at the Dutton Pavilion thanks to a £100,000 extension.  Work on the hockey pitches and tennis courts is underway, and it is hoped that they will be completed, and ready for use, in April.

The developments in the area include the creation of a 2.6-hectare managed nature area.  Norfolk Wildlife Trust has worked with local community members and the area is now accessible and well used.  There will be more sessions for volunteers who wish to get involved with this work in the spring, and these will be publicised nearer the time.

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