Lincoln University Technical College application deferred

An application for the Lincoln University Technical College (UTC) which was scheduled to go to the Planning Committee this week has been deferred.

The proposals to redevelop the Greestone Centre on Lindum Road and add a new building to the its rear was set to go before City of Lincoln councillors on July 17.

However, the proposal will be moved back to the next Planning Committee meeting on August 14 for consideration instead.

The deferral means the team behind the proposals has more time to file all the background documents and notes before putting the portfolio before councillors.

John Latham, Director of Development and Environmental Services at the City Council said: “Committee members will be asked to approve that the item be deferred to enable outstanding issues to be resolved before the application is formally considered at the Planning Committee meeting to be held on August 14.”

– Later update: Dr. Rona Mackenzie, Principal at Lincoln UTC, said: “The City Council have provided a full rationale for their decision to defer the hearing of our application for the development of the Greestone site on Lindum Hill.

“The sponsors fully appreciate the sensitivity of the site and will continue to work closely with all interested parties to demonstrate the positive impact of the UTC on the region as well as the opportunity it provides to secure the future of a landmark building that may otherwise remain vacant.

“The sponsors are clearly delighted the City Council’s Development Services Manager has recommended to the Planning Committee that the Lincoln UTC scheme is approved, subject to the fulfilment of associated conditions. The sponsors of the UTC will now utilise this extended window to continue to fully demonstrate how these will be met.”