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Controversial plans to open road to all traffic

Controversial plans to open road to all traffic

Published by KLFM
1:14pm 23rd June 2017.

The latest plans to redevelop an area of King's Lynn include the controversial idea of opening a restricted road to all traffic.

The prefered options for the multi-million pound riverfront project are being discussed by council officials next week.

One suggestion could see Hardings Way used by all vehicles rather than just cyclists, walkers and buses.

Councillor Alistair Beales is in charge of regeneration at the council and said:

"This is an enormous project, maybe about £100m capital investment, so there's a long way to go, we need development partners, this isn't something the council can do on it's own."

The recommended scheme is due to be debated by West Norfolk Council’s regeneration and development panel on Wednesday and includes plans for 436 new homes and more than 7,500 square metres of new commercial space.

It also envisages new footbridges between the Nar Loop and South Quay, “National Trust-style” parking on the Nar Loop, a new public square at Boal Quay and additional mooring and watersport facilities.

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