An artist’s impression of the proposed business park. Picture: West Norfolk Council

Detailed plans for the next stage of work on the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) in King’s Lynn have been submitted.

West Norfolk Council is creating a new enterprise zone on land straddling Nar Ouse Way.

A business park with a mixture of up to 60 offices and industrial units is planned and it is hoped the Nar Ouse Enterprise Zone (NOEZ) will bring around 1,500 jobs to the town.

The NOEZ, to be built in phases, is divided into four areas and will be accessed via the existing roundabout in Nar Ouse Way.

An application for buildings in the first phase was approved by the borough council in November after the years-old masterplan for the site was updated to reflect more  recent demand for business units.

The latest application, submitted last week,  is for the second phase of the buildings. 

It contains details for the layout, scale and appearance of the buildings, their access and landscaping, plus access and site infrastructure for the entire NOEZ site. The only building completed so far is the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) which opened in 2016.

A £2m project to divert a high pressure gas main running through the site began in June to enable access roads and drainage to be provided to the business park, ready for the first units to be built.

Businesses will be allowed to use the buildings for a number of uses including warehousing, retail and offices.

The enterprise zone is part of the overall NORA project, which will see the 120-acre brownfield site transformed with new housing and business units.

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