Meeting on controversial King’s Lynn housing scheme called off

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A decision on revised proposals for controversial housing developments on lands in North Lynn and Gaywood looks set to be delayed until next month.

Members of West Norfolk Council’s ruling cabinet had been due to meet in a private session on Monday to discuss the plans to build hundreds of new homes on several sites around the Marsh Lane and Lynnsport areas.

However, a council spokesman yesterday confirmed that meeting will not now take place.

It is now expected that the issue will be discussed at the cabinet’s next scheduled meeting on February 3.

Objectors to the plans are unhappy at the loss of green space in the area and fear the link road from Edward Benefer Way to Lynnsport, which would feed into the new developments, could become a rat run.

But council officials maintain that the homes are needed and that they are listening to the concerns of local people, following a public consultation which ended last week.