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Thursday, 7 November, 2002, 17:43 GMT
Funding boost for King's Lynn
King's Lynn
Plans are in the works for a new neighbourhood
A Norfolk town has been awarded 6 million to help promote jobs and businesses and bring in new shops and housing.

The Nar Ouse regeneration project aims to revive the southern outskirts of King's Lynn and is expected to bring in 900 jobs.

The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) announced the award, part of a 23 million public funding package, on Thursday.

EEDA chief executive Bill Samuel said areas like King's Lynn "need new investment to help them develop and become more successful".

Derelict land

"By supporting the project EEDA is not only helping to bring disused land back into productive use, we are also addressing the need for more homes, particularly affordable ones, to be built in the region."

The area once held shipyards, a flour mill and a gas works, but much of it is now derelict and abandoned.

Mr Samuel said that between up to 6,000 new homes would be built as part of the project.

The 6m is in addition to 8m from King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and more than 7m from Norfolk County Council.

English Partnerships, the national agency responsible for the Millennium Communities Programme, has promised 2 million.


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