New housing could be built on  the car park at Centre Point on the Fairstead estate in King’s Lynn.

Developer Blend Properties LLP has submitted plans for eight new homes on the West Norfolk Council car park in Mulberry Road, near Fairstead surgery.

A report supporting the application, made to the borough council this week, said housing was the “most viable” alternative to the “under-used car park”.

“The sustainable location of the development benefits from being a brownfield site,” the report went on.

“Providing an opportunity for much-needed housing.”

Plans show the homes would be built on the car park fronting William Booth Road, leaving parking spaces on the remainder of the site, nearest to the surgery.

In all, seven two-bedroom properties and one three-bedroom property are proposed at the site, with 13 parking spaces and gardens.

The site was previously earmarked for a replacement doctors surgery in 2010.