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Delay for plans to build homes on GP surgery car park

Delay for plans to build homes on GP surgery car park

Published by Grace Marner
12:39pm 8th November 2019.

A “contentious” plan to build seven new homes on a car park used for accessing a GP surgery has been delayed.

Councillors have delayed the decision on the proposals for seven homes on the Centre Point car park in Fairstead.

Proposals for the houses with their own parking spaces were set to be approved at King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council’s planning committee meeting, held on Monday, November 4.

But councillors agreed to delay a decision on the plan.

 

Residents raised fears the new homes would limit access to the surgery, which is under threat of closure, by restricting the public car park to just ten spaces.

The land, sold by the council in 2007, was described in a council report as an area “in need of additional housing”.

But Chris Crofts, chairman of the planning committee, said the scheme was “contentious” and faced “a lot of local opposition”.

He said:

“There was a detail about the application that had to be confirmed. It was deferred for one session so the officer could check.”

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