Longhurst Group submits plans for 74 affordable homes near King’s Lynn
22 February 2021
Longhurst Group has submitted planning permission for 74 new affordable homes in West Lynn.
We’ve lodged our plans for the development - situated on land east of St Peter’s Road – with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.
If approved, the new development would comprise one, two, three and four bedroom homes across a mixture of tenures including Shared Ownership, Rent to Buy and social rent.
Marcus Keys, Executive Director of Growth and Development, said: “We’re pleased to have submitted our plans to the local council for this affordable development.
We believe, if approved, this development would provide much-needed affordable housing in the local area, as we continue to provide the homes people want, where they’re needed most.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that the layout is designed to incorporate the views between the Church of St Peter and St Margaret’s Church and have received positive responses from the Conservation Area Advisory Panel (CAAP)
“The homes have also been designed using a palette of traditional materials, which are in keeping with other nearby properties and so, if approved, we’re confident the development of this redundant site would enhance the local area.
“I’d also like to thank everybody who got involved in our recent online consultation on these plans. The feedback and comments gathered during this process were invaluable in helping us to finalise these plans and I’m now looking forward to a decision being made.”
The site of the proposed development is scrubland that borders the River Great Ouse and was formerly a depot for a dredging company, with views across the water to King’s Lynn.
It covers nearly two hectares and the plans also incorporate more than 140 parking spaces, as well as extensive public open space and boundary landscaping.
Access would be via St Peter’s Road. A decision on the plans is expected to be made in May.