Approval for Strait public house in boarded shop

Controversial plans to transform an empty unit on The Strait into a public house have been approved on Wednesday by the City of Lincoln Council Planning Committee.

Before the proposal, the unit has been out of use since the Catalogue Shop closed down seven years ago.

The plans propose to transform the ground floor of 29-31 on the street into a pub, as well as add a balcony and fire escape to the first floor.

However, the City of Lincoln Council placed some conditions.

An additional noise report will be carried out at the site prior to work beginning, which will be agreed by the council’s Environmental health team.

This report aims to help reduce the level or noise for nearby residents, who were originally concerned by the proposal.

As well as the extra report, bottle collection and deliveries will be limited to certain times of the day, and reasonable opening hours.

The balcony will also not be used for pub purposes but for residential use, and the building must be refurbished before becoming a pub.

The conclusion of the original report stated: “It provides a good opportunity to get this building back into use having been vacant for a number of years.”