Questions over West Lynn care village scheme after land is put up for sale

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Plans for a multi-million pound care village in West Lynn have been thrown into doubt after the site was put up for sale.

Leicester-based developers PrimeLife won planning permission for the scheme on land off St Peter’s Road in March last year.

But the 5.2 acre site earmarked for the scheme has now been put up for sale by land agents CBRE, with a guide price of £2.75 million.

Although the current planning consent allows for 18 cottages and care homes catering for around 150 people, as well as a day centre and village hall, the company says the land could be used for housing instead.

Planning consent was granted in 2006 for 149 homes on the site, though that subsequently expired.

Sam Frankland, CPRE’s director of specialist markets, said: “This site is ideally positioned for care or residential development, or a mix of both, as it occupies one of the most picturesque locations in West Norfolk.

“It presents a superb opportunity for a developer to create a scheme of excellence to service the population of some 145,000 in West Norfolk with modern care facilities and new residential properties.

“The historic and current planning granted indicates the support for a development of this nature and we anticipate strong interest in this site.”

PrimeLife have so far declined to comment on the latest development.