Shop and flats on King’s Lynn car park?

Latest news from the Lynn News,, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter
Latest news from the Lynn News,, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter
Have your say

A shop and flats could be built on a Lynn car park if planners give the go-ahead.

Norfolk County Council is considering re-developing a car park in Purfleet Street to create one and two bedroom flats.

Plans have been submitted to West Norfolk Council to construct a three storey building on the land which is currently used by the Lynn News.

The county council says it will decide whether to sell the land after its development potential and value has been obtained.

The application asks for permission to build a retail unit with a total of four flats. These will be a mixture of one and two bedroom homes.

The design and access statement says: “The size and scale of the building would sit comfortably within the street scene and the ground floor retail unit would provide an active street frontage onto Purfleet Street. The proposed development would, therefore, significantly enhance the appearance of the street scene and conservation area in comparison to its existing use as a car park.

“A traditional style shop front has been provided on the ground floor which would be in keeping with the character and appearance of the conservation area.”

The building would be built from red brick and render with pantile roof.

The flats would have high levels of insulation, low energy light fittings and recycled materials. There will be no space for parking but a communal cycle store will be provided for the occupiers.