Huge King’s Lynn homes scheme moves forward

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Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Councillors ENGANL00120130108124214
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An £80 million housing development has moved a step forward after a developer was appointed for the scheme.

West Norfolk Council’s Cabinet has appointed Lovell as its preferred bidder for the scheme, which will see up to 600 new homes built by September 2020 in the Lynnsport and Marsh Lane area.

A total of 300 homes will be for sale on the open market with 200 earmarked for private rent and a further 100 allocated as affordable housing.

Councillor Alistair Beales, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This is a major project for the area. We are working in partnership with Norfolk County Council and the Internal Drainage Board to bring forward a new access road and improved drainage which is all part of this exciting development. It will help provide much needed accommodation as well as helping to stimulate local economic activity both directly and indirectly. We also hope that it will help create jobs and encourage apprenticeships.”

The council has started public consultations on the proposals, which also include two new synthetic sports pitches, new football pitches, a cricket pitch and new changing rooms to ensure there is no overall loss of facilities at Lynnsport.

The appointment of Lovell as the preferred bidder is subject to approval by full council at a meeting on October 30.

If approved, initial works on site could begin almost immediately, with work on the first phase of housing due to start in October next year.