A reserved matters planning application for 300 homes in Downham Market has been approved by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council.

Pegasus Group secured the permission on behalf of Prosperity Homes Broadoaks Limited and Koto Limited providing urban design, planning, landscape and public consultation services.

The development, on land at Nightingale Lane, is set to bring much needed new housing to the area, and 60 of the properties (20%) will be affordable.

Chris Calvert, Executive Director with Pegasus Group, said: “We are delighted that these plans have been approved, and that work can now begin on building an attractive neighbourhood environment.

“This additional housing will allow both new residents to move to Downham Market and join a community, as well as allowing existing residents to own their own home and stay within their community.”

Pegasus Group is a leading development consultancy and provided urban design, planning, landscape and public consultation services on the application. The team previously helped secure outline planning permission for the scheme, providing landscape and urban design services.

The development will include a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties in a range of styles including bungalows, two and three storey properties and flats. All properties have dedicated off-road parking (and in some cases garages) and amenity space, with outside access to their rear gardens.

In a report recommending approval of the scheme, officers highlighted that the applicants had worked constructively with the Local Planning Authority.

The report said: “The application has evolved through the planning application process, with detailed work undertaken with regard to the site layout, the design of dwellings, character of the streets and the landscaping provision as well as the connectivity throughout the site and to the existing development beyond.

“The scheme has been assessed by an independent urban design consultant against the Building for a Healthy Life criteria and has scored positively as a high-quality development.”