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East Wisbech Broad Concept Plan

Local people are being given a further opportunity to help shape a major development that will bring hundreds of new homes and associated services and facilities to East Wisbech.

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Fenland District Council (FDC) and the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk (BCKLWN), alongside landowners and other stakeholders, have been working on the preparation of a draft Broad Concept Plan (BCP). This is a high level development masterplan for the area.

The BCP incorporates feedback from a public consultation during December 2016. It will help shape the East Wisbech development that will deliver around 1,500 new homes, a new primary school and local centre, as well as associated infrastructure.

The new housing is earmarked for the area to the south of Walsoken. It has already been approved in principle through the Local Plans that have been adopted by FDC and BCKLWN.

The development, which is already part of the two councils' Local Plans, is expected to be completed within the next 15 years. It is completely separate from the Wisbech Garden Town proposal, which is a much longer-term vision.

We are now inviting people to have their say on the draft BCP between April 12 and May 3. Please send your comments in writing to neighbourhoodstrategy@fenland.gov.uk or the Neighbourhood Strategy Team at Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs, PE15 8NQ. Comments must be recieved by Thursday 3 May 2018. 

A consultation exhibition will also be held at Walsoken Village Hall (Kirkgate Street, Wisbech, PE13 3QX) on Monday, April 23. Staff and stakeholders will be there between 2pm-8pm to answer any questions.