Homes plan on disused hockey pitch could be expanded

Lynnsport One aerial shot

The 96 homes would go up on the site of the redundant hockey pitch and it's surrounding green space. - Credit: Google

An eco-friendly bid for homes on a disused hockey pitch could be expanded by an extra 14 properties.

Permission for 82 homes on the site of a redundant hockey pitch in King’s Lynn was granted in 2017, but the borough council is now applying for the go-ahead from its own planning department for a revised plan of 96 homes. 

The development, accessed from Aconite Road, would consist of six one-bedroom properties, 26 two-bedrooms, 42 three-bedrooms and 22 four-bedrooms.

All of the one-bedroom homes would be affordable, along with six of the two-bedrooms and two of the three-bedrooms. 

At a Tuesday meeting of the council’s King’s Lynn area consultative committee, a council officer said electric vehicle facilities and ducting - which distributes airflow across homes - throughout the development would “future-proof” it.

Thirty of the homes are also planned to have solar panels. 

The homes would form part of a multi-phase development around the Lynnsport facilities, most of which has been completed.  

The plan is expected to go before the council's planning committee in January.

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