Homes plan is approved for old King’s Lynn school site

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Plans to build dozens of new homes on the sites of a former special school and nursery have won the support of councillors.

The schemes to develop the Alderman Jackson School and Marsh House sites, both on Marsh Lane, Gaywood, were approved by West Norfolk Council’s planning committee at a meeting in Lynn yesterday.

Committee members accepted officers’ recommendations that the schemes, which have both been submitted by Norfolk County Council, should be given permission, subject to legal agreements being completed within three months.

The authority wants to build 24 homes on the Alderman Jackson land, which has been vacant for almost four years, apart from a period of use as temporary accommodation for the College of West Anglia, during its own refurbishment project.

A further 14 homes are envisaged for the Marsh House site.

The current buildings on both lands will be demolished.

Concerns have been raised by two residents relating to the potential of overlooking on existing properties.

But council planning officials have said the proposed layouts of the properties can be accommodated on the lands.