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'Speak up now over homes appeal', pleads King's Lynn councillor

Residents of a Lynn estate are being urged to speak up in a fresh battle over housing plans for what might have been the site of a GP surgery.

The plea has been made by Fairstead councillor Gary Howman after developers challenged the decision to block plans for housing on part of the Centrepoint car park.

Blend Properties, the company behind the scheme, claim West Norfolk councillors acted unreasonably in rejecting their proposals last December.

Fairstead Surgery GV King's Lynn (7700854)
Fairstead Surgery GV King's Lynn (7700854)

But Mr Howman said today there had been “overwhelming” public opposition to the plan and the concerns raised about it still apply.

He admitted he had not been surprised by the appeal, but added: “It is a poor idea to drastically reduce what is a necessary and much used community car park.

“Of course we need more good quality and affordable housing but there are other more suitable sites available to build on.

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"I urge any interested party to make their views known to the Planning Inspectorate. There are only a few weeks in which to do this.”

The deadline for submissions is July 13. Interested parties can make representations online via https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ or by writing to The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

All representations should quote reference number 3248522.

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