New Lynnsport homes proposal is unveiled

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Proposals for the latest phase of a major housing development for North Lynn and Gaywood have been submitted.

A total of 89 homes are proposed for two sites on Greenpark Avenue, known as Lynnsport 4 and 5.

The application follows earlier submissions for three other sites in the area around the sports centre and Marsh Lane, which all form part of the scheme proposed by West Norfolk Council.

The most recent development saw plans for more than 50 homes win the support of councillors last week.

Planning documents submitted to the authority on the latest scheme said: “The design evolution for the development around Lynnsport centred on the aims of improving access to the green infrastructure network, enhancing the recreational facilities and open space available and providing an enhanced sense of place and legibility.

“Lynnsport 4+5 sought to define the two sites that are split by the existing east-west spine road as well as orientating and articulating development onto the road effectively.”

Details of the application were released within days of West Norfolk Council’s planning committee approving plans for more than 50 homes on the Lynnsport 3 land last Monday.

A decision had been delayed after concerns were raised over the design and layout of the site.

However, permission will not be formally granted until government officials decide whether or not the land can be used for housing.

Objectors maintain the authority has not had the land, which they say was originally purchased for use as allotments in the 1950s, re-designated as the law requires.

But, during last week’s planning meeting, council officials said they had taken legal advice, which suggested the issue should not prevent the development from proceeding.