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New Homes for Downham Market: Have Your Say

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is beginning a public consultation about Downham Market’s future housing development.

Downham Market has already been identified as a location that has the appropriate infrastructure and services to sustain growth.

The new draft plan identifies the specific sites where the town will need to accommodate 400 new homes (plus employment land).

There are two sites that have been identified to the North East of the town, and one to the South East. Plans can be viewed at the link below:

Downham Market Plans

New housing for larger West Norfolk villages

The draft plan also proposes new development boundaries in larger villages. The number of houses allocated to each of the 54 larger villages varies from zero to 60, with the average being 16.

Denver Plans

Hilgay Plans

Runcton Holme Plans

Southery Plans

Wimbotsham Plans

A drop-in event, where people can view the plans and discuss them with a planning officer, will take place at Downham Market Town Hall on Tuesday 20th August from 4pm-7pm.

When finalised, the Council’s Detailed Polices and Sites Plan, in conjunction with its Core Strategy, will help to govern planning decisions in West Norfolk for the next 13 years.

Comments must be made in writing and will be made public. Comments can be made online using the council’s consultation portal, can be emailed to [email protected], or can be posted to: LDF Team, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX.

The consultation runs from 29 July until 4 October. Following this all comments will be considered by the council to help draw up its final proposed plan. A further consultation upon the final draft will be held before it is presented, with the comments received at that stage, to an independent planning inspector for examination. If agreed by the planning inspector, the plan would come into force during 2014.



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