Plans submitted to modernise King’s Lynn almshouses

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A major modernisation project is being planned for 170-year-old almshouses in Lynn.

Lynn Charitable Trust is looking to provide separate bedrooms and living areas for some of the units at the Framinghams Almshouses in London Road.

This proposal, which will concentrate on units six to 10, completes previous modernisation work to the Grade II listed building in the 1990s.

The design and access statement says: “The trustees are now in a position to complete the works and upgrade the remaining units.

“However in the last 20 years the requirements for tenants have moved on and this application seeks to update the remaining units to the best modern standards within the limitations of this fine historic building.”

The proposal aims to provide the extra space required to provide the bedroom and living areas by taking from the central unit along with some infilling in the southern corner of the U-shaped building.

The trust is also proposing to construct a small separate building to house the tenants’ mobility scooters.

The Victorian Gothic building dates back to 1848 and has provided low rent accommodation.

A planning application was lodged with West Norfolk Council on March 12.