West Winch, King’s Lynn
The village of West Winch, to the south of King’s Lynn, dates from Norman times and grew around a church and manor farm. Estates were added in the late 20th century but today the village lacks coherence and the historic centre is blighted by HGV traffic on the busy A10. Since 2009, Alan Baxter has worked collaboratively with the Borough and Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Forum to create a masterplan and movement strategy for the future growth of the village, on behalf of a group of local landowners. Alan Baxter’s ‘Strategy for Sustainable Growth’ demonstrates that by focusing growth around the historic centre of West Winch they can reconnect the disparate parts of the village and provide new amenities. A bypass connection to the A47, traffic calmed village centre, and retention of green corridors leading to the Fen will deliver significant benefits for both King’s Lynn and West Winch while retaining the special character of the area. The strategy has been well received and the area is now allocated to deliver around 3,500 homes. Alan Baxter are currently retained to progress the planning application.