Councillors approve 130 homes in Marsh Lane

Press briefing at Lynnsport on the revised housing and access proposals for the Lynnsport area. Alistair Beales (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Commercial Services) explains the plans. Dale Gagen (left) (Corporate Project Officer). ANL-150128-154048009

Press briefing at Lynnsport on the revised housing and access proposals for the Lynnsport area. Alistair Beales (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Commercial Services) explains the plans. Dale Gagen (left) (Corporate Project Officer). ANL-150128-154048009

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Plans for the first phase of a major housing development in Gaywood and North Lynn were approved by councillors earlier today (Monday, December 7).

West Norfolk Council’s planning committee unanimously approved an application submitted by the authority and Lovell Partnerships to construct 130 homes in Marsh Lane.

One of the people objecting to the plans, resident Michael Coote, said the decision was not “unexpected”.

Speaking after the meeting, he said: “I am not surprised. Their traffic report is 73 pages and is flawed. It doesn’t take into account the Bevis Way junction or the traffic coming from Adelaide Avenue”

During the meeting, committee member Avril Wright called for the orchard on site become a community asset and planted with rare English apples.

She also referred to the housing design as “ordinary.”

Mrs Wright said: “It would nice to make this a special place as it has caused so much consternation.”

Speaking after the meeting project officer Dale Gagen said there was going to be a meeting with Norfolk County Council’s highways to look at a junction which had created concern with the public.

Cabinet member Alistair Beales said concerns raised through the consultation process, such as green space, cycleways and footpaths, have been taken into account.

Work is due to start on the road in the spring.