Controversial new road in King’s Lynn given go-ahead today, after proposal was brought back to planning committee

Ray Harding, Chief Executive of West Norfolk Council.

Ray Harding, Chief Executive of West Norfolk Council. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Permission for a new access road for Lynnsport in King's Lynn was granted today, after the decision went back to the planning committee because objectors had not been given enough time to speak.

West Norfolk councillors approved the scheme linking Edward Benefer Way to Lynnsport last week, but it later emerged that objectors had not received the correct instructions for the meeting.

The council said one objector was only offered three minutes to speak when it should have been five minutes, and another objector was not allowed to speak, even though they should have five minutes, as well.

The application was brought back to the planning committee to allow objectors the appropriate amount of time to put their remarks forwards, and a special planning committee meeting was held in King's Lynn today, when it was approved.

The proposal was for the construction of a new access road measuring 1.4m in length and junctions to link the A1078 Edward Benefer Way with Reid Way, and Front Way with Lynnsport and Greenpark Avenue.

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The proposed development will include a new car park to the north of Lynnsport buildings, and a new footpath and cycleway along the road corridor. The road will provide access to housing allocations that are currently being considered through the Local Plan process.

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