Support for flats plan on King’s Lynn Royal British Legion site

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Plans to develop six flats about Lynn’s Royal British Legion social club have been supported by planners.

Developers are seeking permission to convert the first floor of the Tower Street building and build a new second floor to create the apartments.

Members of the West Norfolk Council planning committee have been recommended to approve the scheme when they meet in Lynn next week.

In their report to members, officers said the proposal would not have a harmful effect on the surrounding conservation area.

And the plan has also won the support of ward councillor Lesley Bambridge, who said it would provide much needed housing in the town centre.

She also welcomed the access the properties would provide to shops and leisure facilities, including the St James swimming pool.

She said: “This, along with the Townscape Heritage Initiative which will bring improvements to the fabric of nearby buildings, can only enhance this part of town which is a busy walkthrough from the Friars and South Lynn.”

The planning committee is due to meet in Lynn on Monday.