Plans for extra parking spaces at Boal Quay, in King’s Lynn

Plans have been submitted to create extra car-parking spaces in King's Lynn on the site of a former garage.

The extra spaces are being developed following the relocation of J and I Motors on Boal Quay, and the demolition of the buildings it was using adjacent to the historic Greenland Fishery building.

The plans have been submitted by West Norfolk Council which wants to add an extra 50 parking spaces to the parking already available on the quay.

It had submitted an earlier application which was later withdrawn to allow for further consultation with the Lynn Preservation Trust, which owns the historic Greenland Fishery building next to the quay.

Following the discussions, a new revised access and car park for the Fishery, on Bridge Street, has been developed.

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'The revised car park allows for the same capacity of car parking as previously available at the Greenland Fishery property, with the car park entrance moved slightly east,' said a document with the application. 'There will be no additional traffic movements generated by this revised access and car park,' it added.

The proposed public car park extension incorporates land which was previously adjoining the Boal Quay car park before the new bus lane across Hardings pits was built.

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The extra land has become available since the demolition of the buildings on Boal Street.

The access to the proposed car park off Hardings Way has already been built and the timber post and rail fencing put in place will be extended along Boal Street for the car park. Three new bays for disabled parking will also be created during the expansion.

The bays will be the only asphalt section of the car park which will remain predominantly gravel although concrete surfacing already in place on the site will remain.

A council spokesman said the expanded Boal Quay car park would cater for a total of more than 400 cars once work is completed.

The Greenland Fishery was built in 1605 and is a Grade II* listed building.

It was one of the last timber-framed buildings to be erected in Lynn and inside has a number of Jacobean wall paintings. It was used as a pub over the years and was named for sailors in the whaling industry, important for the town's economy.

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