New plans for derelict King’s Lynn shop

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Plans are in the pipeline to transform a derelict shop which is blighting a Lynn town centre street.

Freebridge Community Housing wants to improve the former Capelli shop in Norfolk Street, which has stood empty for some time.

The association has submitted plans to West Norfolk Council to extend the ground floor shop and to covert the first and second floors into flats.

It has also lodged a planning application to demolish a garage behind the shop and build a two bedroom home in its place.

Director of property Colin Davison is hoping to transform the look of Norfolk Street.

He said: “Freebridge is pleased to have submitted our application in respect of this opportunity to bring an empty property in the centre of Lynn back into use.

“With Empty Homes money from the Homes and Communities Agency relating to the refurbishment of empty commercial non-residential properties as affordable housing, we hope that this scheme will eventually allow us to develop new homes for people within West Norfolk in an area of high demand whilst at the same time returning the commercial unit back into use.”

Freebridge has started to demolish the former Zoots club to build a new housing estate.