Planning application lodged for new primary school in Gayton, near King’s Lynn

Norfolk County Council headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Norfolk County Council headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

A planning application has been submitted by the Children's Services department at Norfolk County Council for a new primary school in Gayton, near King's Lynn.

The proposed new school, which would have places for 210 children, would replace the Church of England primary school on Lynn Road.

Sketches for the school, on land to the south side of Back Street, were unveiled last November and it was hoped the project would support the future growth in the area.

But some residents said the plans did not go far enough to cope with the number of houses set to be built in the area.

Last month, planning applications for up to 93 homes in the village were approved by West Norfolk Council and a proposal for a further 50 properties on land to the north of St Nicholas Close has been lodged.

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A spokesman at Norfolk County Council said they had concluded increasing the size of the school to 210 places would be appropriate for the future.

He said the planning application was out to consultation and people could submit their comments as part of the formal planning process.

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Residents will also have the chance to comment on a public notice during June relating solely to the size of the school.

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