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Persimmon Homes East Midlands completes purchase of 226 home site at Downham Market

27 April 2023

Local housebuilder Persimmon Homes East Midlands has completed the purchase of land at Downham Market which will deliver 226 new homes.

  • New development to provide 226 new homes including starter and larger family homes.
  • 45 homes to be made available for shared ownership or below market rent
  • £1.2 million to be invested in local public services and community infrastructure

The site, which is located off Bridle Lane and Lynn Road, will offer an extensive range of new homes including 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes all combining to help meet a range of housing needs in the town. In addition to this, 45 homes will also be made available for shared ownership or below market rent through a housing association partner.

As part of the scheme and in addition to the 45 homes transferred to a housing association partner, Persimmon will also be investing £1.2m into early years and primary schools, local libraries and upgrading the existing network of public footpaths. The development will also offer allotments and a play area for young children.

Ben Smith, Managing Director of Persimmon East Midlands said:

“We’re delighted to have completed the purchase of this important site for us and already have teams on site getting started right away. We know there is a real need for different house types in Downham Market and we’re very proud of the starter homes and family housing we will be providing.

“We also know how important public services and community infrastructure are to local residents which is why we will be investing over £1.2m into priority areas such as schools, libraries and public footpaths”

Planning permission for the site at Bridle Lane, Downham Market was agreed in outline back in 2018 with the final details receiving the approval of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council in December 2022. Having now complete the purchase of the land, Persimmon Homes East Midlands has already started work on a range of archaeological surveys and groundworks in order to prepare the site for construction.

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