King’s Lynn housing project moves up a gear

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A West Norfolk Council project to build homes in Lynn is picking up pace.

The council is looking to build a total of 170 new homes on the land it owns on the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA).

Cabinet members agreed on Tuesday to go ahead with the second phase of work on the site if a trigger point of 20 sales is reached.

So far eight homes have been sold off the plan.

This phase of work would require an additional contribution of £400,000 from the council.

This decision also has to be passed by the full council.

A report to the cabinet meeting stated that before building work could start additional works costing £25,000 would be needed to remove “surcharge material”.

This material was created during the winter’s heavy rain storms with large amounts of surface water standing with no means of disposal.

Other works will include creating a masterplan for the site’s services and roads.

The council has been working with the East of England Development Agency, the Homes and Communities Agency, Norfolk County Council and Morston Assetts on the NORA project since 2002.

The scheme aims to regenerate 53 hectares.