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Lovell set to bring 50 much-needed new homes to King’s Lynn

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has appointed Lovell for the £6.5 million next phase of a major development bringing much-needed homes to King’s Lynn.

We will start work in September 2017 on bringing 50 new homes to King’s Lynn as part of the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) project. Launched by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in partnership with Norfolk County Council, the project is all about regenerating this brownfield land to the south of the town centre.

In its latest phase, 50 two-, three- and four-bedroom houses will be built – 42 for open market sale and eight rented and shared ownership homes – on land off Wisbech Road. Scheduled for completion in early 2019, the properties – designed by Hamson Barron Smith – will benefit from high levels of energy-efficiency (equivalent to levels 3 and 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes), helping keep residents’ energy bills down.

The NORA programme has already delivered more than 100 homes on the Nar Valley Park site, with half of these marketed through the Government-backed Help-to-Buy scheme which is available to first-time buyers and existing owners.

Cllr Alistair Beales, from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, said: “The NORA site has been a major regeneration project for us, bringing a large brownfield site back into use.  It now boasts a new school, innovation centre, play area, public park and community facilities.  All of the 112 homes we have already built on the site are either sold or sale agreed, such is the demand for housing in the area.  This latest phase will make a further 50 properties available.

“The innovative partnership that we have with Lovell, is already proving successful on our other major development site in North Lynn. None of the North Lynn housing has been released for sale yet but we have over 100 people who have registered their interest in the properties, which is very encouraging indeed.”

Bringing 600 new homes to King’s Lynn

We are already working with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk on a separate housing programme which is set to deliver up to 600 new homes in King’s Lynn by 2020 and will shortly release for sale the first homes to be built through the programme at Orchard Place in Marsh Lane.

Regional managing director Simon Medler said: “We are excited to be continuing our strong partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk through the company’s appointment to the next phase of the highly successful NORA programme. This is an important scheme which has brought new life to brownfield land and is answering the urgent demand for high-quality, modern and energy-efficient new homes locally.”