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Election Ind Candidate Joy Franklin ANL-150904-081819009
Election Ind Candidate Joy Franklin ANL-150904-081819009
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Frustrations with plans to develop Lynnsport has resulted in two people standing for election.

Chairman of the Lynnsport Area Residents’ Association (LARA) Stuart Hall will be standing as an independent candidate for Gaywood North Bank after being annoyed with the consultation process over the development.

Election Ind Candidate Stuart Hall ANL-150904-081756009

Election Ind Candidate Stuart Hall ANL-150904-081756009

Joy Franklin, who is not a member of LARA, is also unhappy with the consultation process and is standing as an independent in the same ward.

The council is looking to build 450 homes and a road at Lynnsport along with adding extra sporting facilities and a nature reserve at the site.

The full list of nominations was due to be published after the Lynn News went to press yesterday.

Mrs Franklin, 56, of the Marsh Lane Estate, says she is not against the development but feels that the scale is too high along with having concerns about drainage and the road.

She said: “I have been frustrated with the council’s behaviour over the consultation.

“Every time I go to a council meeting I think ‘This is ridiculous’ and I have to do what I can .

“My ticket is concerned with letting the public know what is going on.

“If I was elected my job would be to put forward what people want.”

Mr Hall, who is married with three children, says he would like to work closely with the Green Party if he was elected.

He said: “There’s strong feeling people in this area have not been listened to and that was the main driver for me standing for election and to give people a better deal than we are getting now.

“I went to a round of consultation and came away so annoyed with what they were telling me. It really felt like I was talking to a brick wall.

“It is important that people have a chance to say what they want.”

The council says the aim of the Lynnsport development is to achieve a supply of housing over a four to five year period along with accelerating building and providing a commercial return.

Plans include two new synthetic hockey pitches, four new tennis courts, additional community facilities along with increased parking spaces at Lynnsport and a new access road.

The application for the road was approved last week but will be reconsidered today after being halted when a technical error with how the proposal was handled came to light.