Planners approve Lincoln College expansion

Lincoln College’s bid for expansion of its premises on Monks Road was approved on Wednesday night by the City of Lincoln Council Planning Committee.

The college will now start work on its multi-million pound project to create a sports pitch on its grounds, as well as extending the Deans Building.

The all-weather (3G synthetic) sports pitch will have a roof over it with a fully enclosed and glazed eastern end for noise considerations.

The Deans Building will be expanded north of the main reception area of the camps, to accommodate courses such as hydrotherapy and hairdressing.

Other new courses that will be taught in the Lincoln College building include sports therapy and beauty therapy.

The bigger, roomier building will also house a cafe area, as well as offices, a gym, dance studio and a sports hall and fitness suite.

All these facilities will possibly be available to the public at times when they are not required by the students and users of the college.

The new building will be clad in flat composite panels largely in grey, with accent points picked out in blue (pictured).

The Cathedral Street and Abbey Street areas along the college’s buildings will also be fully pedestrianised.

The College will look into car parking and drop-off facilities, though state that staff, visitors and students can use the Broadgate car park.

The Highway authority is said to fully support the stopping up of the two roads.

Planning application proposal [PDF]