Consultation planned on latest King’s Lynn homes proposals

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A consultation session will take place tomorrow on the latest phase of a controversial housing scheme in North Lynn and Gaywood.

Initial proposals for the development of the Lynnsport 4 and 5 sites will be displayed in the sports centre’s Pelican bar between 10am and 8pm on Thursday.

Norfolk County Council Highways officials will also be at the venue from 2 until 7pm to answer questions about proposed new traffic orders for the area.

And residents are being encouraged to have their say on the proposals.

West Norfolk Council deputy leader Alistair Beales 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.”

Almost 400 new homes are proposed across five areas of land in the Lynnsport and Marsh Lane areas.

Local campaigners continue to oppose the scheme, arguing it would destroy a vital area of open space in the heart of the town.

But the borough council says a new 2.6 hectare managed nature area has been created, in partnership with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

The development also includes the provision of around 240 new parking spaces, as well as a £100,000 extension of facilities in the Dutton sports pavilion.

And officials hope that new hockey pitches and tennis courts being constructed as part of the programme will be ready for use next month.

The Lynnsport 4 and 5 plans will be available online at www.larondewright.co.uk from Friday so that people who are unable to attend tomorrow’s session can also make comments.