The design and delivery process for the complete replacement of the boardwalk includes:
Stage 1: Pre-design
We held site visits with Natural England, Historic England and the National Trust. In these meetings we discussed the construction materials that are available to us. We considered both treated wood and recycled plastic.
Stage 2: Options analysis, decision and permission
The three organisations in stage 1 have approved our final boardwalk design.
Planning permission was submitted to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk on 7 July 2023.
We will now apply for formal consents from the National Trust, Natural England and Historic England. Consent from these organisations has been agreed in principle.
Stage 3: Ecology assessments
Ecology assessments have been completed in spring and summer 2023.The ecology report has concluded that the work will not result in any Likely Significant Effects (LSE) on plants, animals or habitats, as long as the ecology team’s recommended precaution measures are taken.
Stage 4: Delivery
Once we receive sign off on the previous phases, we can hire a contractor. They will carry out the work and provide a final timeline for the delivery of the boardwalk replacement.