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Planners approve Lincoln’s most eco-friendly homes

City planners approved an outline planning application for 13 eco-friendly homes in Lincoln, on land near Albion Close off Long Leys Road.

The 13 green properties will use solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, quality insulation and triple-glazed windows.

The properties will consist of three and four bedroom detached houses.

“This will be the first development in Lincoln to be built at Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes,” explained Tony Lawton, Managing Director at Lindum Homes.

This is a level of sustainability which has not been achieved in any other residential development constructed within the city.

“We are delighted that the Planning Committee approved our application for 13 new homes to be built off Long Leys Road in Lincoln and are looking forward to our Lindum Homes build team starting work on site early in the new year.”

The site has previously been the subject of two refusals for residential development in 1979 and 1982.

Despite a number of objections from nearby residents, City of Lincoln Council planners believe this would be a high quality, sustainable development which meets planning and other policy objectives [PDF report].

The loss of amenity space to allow access to the site will also be compensated by additional open space proposed as part of the development.