Land connected to King’s Lynn housing scheme on the market for offers of more than £2 million

Russett Meadow development site on Russett Close in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Russett Meadow development site on Russett Close in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It comes as the site off Russett Close, on the Reffley estate, has been granted outline permission to build 81 homes following an appeal.

Sally Green, from estate agent William H Brown in King's Lynn, said there was a lot of interest in the five acres since it was placed on the market earlier this month.

She said: 'We've mainly had builders interested in the site and a bid has already been placed.

'Many have approached us willing to take on the building work from a client who chooses to buy it.' Boyer Investments had numerous applications for the site turned down by West Norfolk Council despite outline permission being granted for a higher number of homes several years ago. There was also fierce local opposition to the development.

But in the latest appeal, dated September 1, the government planning inspectorate overturned the council's planning committee decision to refuse outline permission for the estate.

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David Shaw, the applicant's agent, said: 'The site is now being marketed to house builders so that the much- needed homes can be built. At present we do not know of an exact timetable for the homes to be constructed.

'The details of the scheme will still need to be approved by the council [West Norfolk Council].'

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A spokesman for West Norfolk Council said it was 'disappointing' the appeal had been granted 'against the wishes of many of the local people'.

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