Plans approved for new 75-bed Lincoln care home

An outline application to build a 75-bedroom care home on the site of a former adult education centre in Lincoln has been approved.

Tanglewood Care Homes Ltd submitted outline plans for the building on Long Leys Road, which were approved by the City of Lincoln’s planning committee on October 1.

The three storey care home will be accessed via Long Leys Road.

Car parking spaces will be provided for 31 vehicles in the main car park, with two spaces for disabled users and three additional visitor spaces suggested. Storage space for bicycles has also been proposed.

Outline plans have been aproved for a new care home on Long Leys Road in Lincoln. Images: Place Architecture

Outline plans have been aproved for a new care home on Long Leys Road in Lincoln. Images: Place Architecture

The plans lie within the Long Leys Urban Village Special Policy Zone and should contribute to the enhancement of this area as a partially self-contained village within the wider urban area.

The zone has been identified as an area of major housing development with a current lack of facilities.

The urban village approach is dependant on participation and consultation with local residents and businesses.

Some residents raised concerns over the impact on the visual amenity and the character of the area, the implication on general amenities and highway safety.

The City Council received three objections to the plans.

Matters such as the building and landscaping of the site will be considered by a separate application.

The conditions of the outline approval state that details of foul and surface water drainage must be given, as well as constraints to access and a construction management plan.