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Developers propose new homes in uphill Lincoln

Yarborough Roundabout, leading on to Burton Road. The green spaces behind Burton Road are where proposed residential building would take place. The bungalow (top left) will be demolished.

Developers are proposing a plan to build homes on a piece of land behind Burton Road and Yarborough roundabout.

Hodgson Elkington are currently managing the sale of a “prime residential development suite” of around 1.8 acres.

The land will cost the buyer around £1.6 million but developers have already made sketches for the proposed use of the land, which backs onto the brow of the hill.

Developers believe the land would be ideal for either 10 upmarket or retirement homes.

At present, a small private road and public footpath (leading to the wooded area on the hill) is used, but for access a new road will need to be built.

Presnelty, the proposals indicate the road would be block paved with shared access, coming off Burton Road, and ending at a paddock which will remain owned by the current vendor of the land for sale.

In order to build a new road, 208 Burton Road will need to be demolished, along with a bungalow currently on the land. The public footpath will remain.

The new buildings would offer views over the Trent Valley due to their position on the hill.

Hodgson Elkington state in the land document that there are electricity, gas, water and drainage amenities, but parities would need to carry out further assessments.

However, no development can take place until a buyer is found for the land, and planning permission is obtained — although the City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council highways are aware of the scheme.

The layout plans so far reflect a number of the councils’ recommendations.