Council announces extension to King’s Lynn housing consultation

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A public consultation on plans to build hundreds of new homes in Lynn is to be extended, West Norfolk Council has announced.

Residents had been given until today to submit their comments on the proposals to develop lands around the Marsh Lane and Lynnsport areas.

But the consultation has now been extended until Friday, January 16, while a second drop-in session on the scheme will be held in Lynnsport’s Wembley Room on Friday, January 9, between 10am and 8pm.

Alistair Beales, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This is a major project for us and we are keen to make sure that people have had an opportunity to give us their views.

“We had quite a few responses to the initial consultation, but also received some feedback that people hadn’t had time to go along to the event.

“As a result we have extended the consultation period and added in an extra consultation event.”

Mr Beales added: “The responses we have received so far have been very constructive, and I am pleased the majority of the issues raised are ones we were already fully aware of.

“I want to reassure people that we are considering the issues raised and will be discussing them with our partners as we further develop the proposals.

“Income from the sale of these homes will help fund a new access road, improved sports facilities at Lynnsport and other infrastructure enhancements in this part of town.”

Officials expect the new developments would be accessed from a new link road linking Edward Benefer Way and Lynnsport, which is the subject of a separate planning application.

But residents in the Marsh Lane area are unhappy at a proposal that could stop them driving up Marsh Lane if the new developments go ahead.