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Third refusal for Lincoln pub site redevelopment

The application to develop a former uphill Lincoln pub into 12 apartments has been refused for a third time by the City Council after receiving 10 formal objections.

The site of the Lord Tennyson Public House at 72 Rasen Lane was allocated for building a part 2-storey, part 3-storey building housing 12 apartments, and 12 parking spaces.

It was refused by the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee on Wednesday, September 3, on grounds of highway safety, residential amenity, density and parking.

Image: Artist's impression of the development
Image: Artist’s impression of the development

The proposal by applicant Mr Colin Holden, which originally detailed 54 bedrooms with nine student apartments, was dismissed twice in 2013 due to the lack of car parking.

The revised plans included 11 two bed and 1 one bed apartments.

The visual plans for the part two-storey part three-storey apartments.
The visual plans for the part two-storey part three-storey apartments.

A number of objections were received from nearby homeowners in relation to the visual impact, separation and positioning from the property.

Other concerns highlighted to the council in response to the application questioned the number of parking spaces available and the possibility of apartment offices being used as bedrooms.

One resident said: “It’s now at a stage where Rasen Lane uphill Lincoln is now going to be a student destination with many of the homes used as multi-room house shares.”

Another resident addressed the issue of parking in the surrounding area: “The amount of dwellings has been reduced but there still may be more cars than the 12 parking spaces provided. The parking issue has got considerably worse since the first application was proposed.”