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Plans for almost 100 homes to be built in King’s Lynn have been given the go-ahead.

The final phase of housing at Lynnsport was approved by the planning committee when they met at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Monday.

The application is part of the borough council’s major housing programme with Lovell and will see 96 new homes built on former hockey pitches.

Richard Blunt, cabinet member for development and regeneration, said: “This scheme will provide much-needed homes in an area with excellent amenities and good access to the town centre, large areas of open space, Lynnsport facilities and is in close walking distance of local schools including the recently built Greenpark Academy.

“First Homes, a type of affordable housing, will also be available as part of the new development; these are sold at a discounted rate to persons who meet the housing criteria. 

“We have also followed the borough council’s fabric first principles, which means the homes are built in a way that makes them thermally efficient, no matter what heating source is used.”

The development, accessed from Aconite Road, will consist of six one-bedroom properties, 26 two-bedrooms, 42 three-bedrooms and 22 four-bedrooms.