West Lynn care village plan abandoned

The development would have brought more than 100 jobs to West Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt The development would have brought more than 100 jobs to West Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, May 19, 2014
2:12 PM

Developers appear to have pulled the plug on plans for a care village for 200 elderly people, which would have created more than 100 jobs.

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Leicester-based Prime Life said it would bring “well over 100 jobs” to West Lynn and include a cinema, gym and social centre.

West Norfolk council gave the St Peter’s Road scheme planning permission in early 2013. But today it emerged that the site has gone up for sale, with a £2.75m price tag.

Los Angeles-based agent CBRE - which calls itself the world’s largest real estate company - says the site could be suitable for a care home or residential development.

Sam Frankland, director of specialist markets at the firm’s Leeds office, said: “This site is ideally positioned for care or residential development, or a mix of both, as it occupies one of the most picturesque locations in West Norfolk. “It presents a superb opportunity for a developer to create a scheme of excellence to service the population of some 145,000 in West Norfolk with modern care facilities and new residential properties.

“The historic and current planning granted indicates the support for a development of this nature and we anticipate strong interest in this site.”

Prime Life has not yet responded with a comment.

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