Report calls for more pedestrian only areas in King’s Lynn

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A report has called for more pedestrianised areas in Lynn town centre.

West Norfolk Council has been advised to have more pedestrian-only areas, better pavements and reducing on-street car parking around Saturday Market Place and St James’ Street.

The recommendations are included in the St Margaret’s Conservation area Management Plan, which has been compiled as part of a bid to get £1 million Lottery grant to give the area a make-over.

The plan, which will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting on April 1, also recommends extending the conservation area to include the former Post Office in Blackfriars Street and parts of Boal Street.

It is also proposing that a number of buildings in the area including the former corn warehouse in Baker Lane along with Artertons, the Deck of Cards and Hogs Head in the High Street are listed.

The plans also recommend that the people who own buildings in St Mary’s Conservation area seek planning permission for painting previously unpainted surfaces and the addition of solar panels.