An outline application for 54 new homes on the site of a former Lincoln plant oil facility has been approved by the City of Lincoln Council.
The Skellingthorpe Road site, previously allocated for business use by John K King and Sons plant liquid extraction facility, will be redeveloped despite the council receiving five objections.
The plans to develop the site east of the City of Lincoln Priory Academy have been submitted by Framework Architecture on behalf of AB Agri Limited.
They were approved by the city council’s planning committee on Wednesday, September 3.
Concerns from local residents related to traffic congestion and issues such as noise and the impact of the nearby railway.
One local resident said: “Skellingthorpe Road already suffers from traffic overload and constant congestion – from the bypass up to the traffic light at the Skellingthorpe Road/Tritton Road junction.
“The addition of 54 new dwellings on the above site will result in further additional traffic to and from Skellingthorpe Road causing further congestion on a daily basis.”
The proposal has been deemed to be in accordance with both local and national policy, and is being encouraged as an affective re-use of land in line with the key principles set our by the City of Lincoln Local Plan.
The conditions of the approval include a three-year timescale for reserved matters, 20% affordable housing to be provided and consideration to landscaping, surface water and lighting.