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Homes plan for former Hunstanton Infant School site outlined




Developers have set out their vision for a new housing development on the site of the former Hunstanton Infant School.

A presentation of proposals for the James Street land was delivered to a town council meeting, held over Zoom, this evening.

Eleven properties are envisaged, seven of which would be accommodated within the existing school buildings. The remainder would be new-build dwellings.

An artist's impression of how the former Hunstanton Infant School could look under new plans for homes there. Picture: Gary John Architects (44152309)
An artist's impression of how the former Hunstanton Infant School could look under new plans for homes there. Picture: Gary John Architects (44152309)

In a statement released ahead of the meeting, Andrew Jamieson, the resort's county council representative, said: “This development would be a great addition to the local community with a design that has a clear respect for its architectural origins.

"I hope that other Hunstanton locals will be as pleased as I am that we can create homes in our town that the eventual occupants will be proud of.”

The site, which is owned by Norfolk County Council, has been empty since 2015, following the merger of the infant school with the former Redgate Junior School to form what is now the Hunstanton Primary School.

Hunstanton Infant School. (44129258)
Hunstanton Infant School. (44129258)

Its company, Repton Property Developments Ltd, is leading the proposed development. It is working with planning consultants Lanpro, Gary Johns Architects and Torrington Properties Ltd, who will manage the development.

Officials told the meeting that plans for the site had been in development for nearly two years, with offices being among the potential uses considered. However, a housing use was deemed to be the most viable one, following discussions with West Norfolk Council.

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor, who also chairs Repton, said: “It’s clear from these early plans that Repton Properties is committed to providing housing that is both in demand and designed to a high standard.

“We have a responsibility to make effective use of the properties on our books and this project is a great example of how a smaller site can be transformed while generating important funds for our public services.”

Comments or questions can be sent to Lanpro by emailing reply@lanproservices.co.uk or writing to Hunstanton Infant School Proposals, c/o Lanpro, Brettingham House, 98 Pottergate, NR2 1EQ.

Questions can also be submitted via the town council by emailing clerk@hunstantontowncouncil.gov.uk or by phoning 01485 532402.



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