Flashback to a public exhibition in September when proposals for the North Lynn were on display.

A public consultation on proposals for hundreds of new homes at Lynnsport and Marsh Lane in King’s Lynn has been extended.

West Norfolk Council has extended its consultation until Friday, January 16 to give residents more time to have a say before planning applications are submitted.

An extra open event has also been organised. This will be on Friday, January 9 at Lynnsport from 10am to 8pm where residents will be able to look at the proposals and speak to representatives.

Alistair Beales, cabinet member for regeneration and industrial assets, said: “This is a major project for us and we are keen to make sure that people have had an opportunity to give us their views.

“We had quite a few responses to the initial consultation, but also received some feedback that people hadn’t had time to go along to the event.  As a result we have extended the consultation period and added an extra consultation event.”

He added: “The responses we have received have been very constructive and I am pleased that the majority of the issues raised are ones we were already fully aware of.

“I want to reassure people that we are considering the issues and will be discussing them with our partners. Indeed, income from the sale of these homes will help fund a new access road, improved sports facilities at Lynnsport and other infrastructure enhancements in this part of town.”