Plan for King’s Lynn housing development is criticised

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Borough councillors have criticised plans to build dozens of new homes on a Gaywood estate.

Revised plans for 81 new properties on land off Russett Close have been submitted to West Norfolk Council.

But a planning sub-group to the authority’s Lynn area consultative committee voiced objections to the scheme at a meeting on Thursday.

An application for 95 homes, with road access via a bridge from Russett Close, was rejected in March.

A subsequent appeal dismissed by a government planning inspector in October.

The latest scheme includes the provision of an area of open space which the applicants, Boyer Investments Ltd, argue addresses the main reason for the previous refusal.

But the group said there was not a sufficient trade-off between the open space proposed and the area that would be lost through the construction of the vehicular access.

Group member Charles Joyce said: “I can’t see how we can support that.”