Published: Tuesday, 11th February 2020
Local residents are being given the chance to have their say on plans to create up to 380 much-needed homes on a split site, either side of Howard Junior School/King’s Oak Academy in Gaywood.
The drop-in consultation and information event takes place on 18 March 2020 at Gaywood Community Centre between 10am and 8pm.
People will be able to look at the proposals, talk to the project officers and make comments prior to the submission of a planning application.
As well as providing 380 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroomed homes, available for rent on 3 year tenures, shared ownership and market sale, the development brings other benefits including a new bridge into the Hardwick Industrial Estate that will have lanes for the motorist and cyclists/pedestrians. There will be improved cycle and walkways through the development. The new access to Hardwick will ease traffic flow and help reduce air quality issues in the Gaywood area.
All of the properties will be fitted with a combination of air source heating and photovoltaic panels so that they are energy efficient and carbon friendly.
The development will join two existing areas – Fairstead and Gaywood - to create one new community. The sites are close to existing amenities, including schools, doctors, the hospital, shops and leisure facilities. They are also close to jobs both in town and on the Hardwick, making the site an ideal location. The new bridge into the Hardwick Industrial Estate will provide a good connection point enabling access to the A149, A47 and A10.
Cllr Peter Gidney, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Cabinet Member for Project Delivery, said: “I would urge residents to come along to the information and consultation event so that they can find out, first-hand, what is being planned. They can ask questions of the project team and provide their feedback so that their views are taken into account, as the planning application is prepared.”
The development is being designed to minimise the number of trees that will need to be removed. On site planting will be done at a ratio of 3 trees for every tree lost as well as plans to create a woodland / habitat area nearby to feed into our tree planting programme.
Anyone unable to attend the consultation will be able to provide their input online from 18 March onwards. Details coming soon on our Have your say page.