Plans to develop a 37 bedroom student accommodation building in uphill Lincoln have been approved by the City of Lincoln Council.
The approval, which came at the council’s planning meeting on November 26, stood against the objection of a number of local residents.
Written responses to the planning application highlighted the visual impact of the development, the noise level increase expected from the 37 residents and the structure in relation to the “character of the area”.
Concern was also raised regarding the lack of parking in the area and the congestion that may be caused at the start and end of term.
A petition against the development was also signed by 44 people.
The building, which will be managed by Bishop Grosseteste University, will consist of 37 bedrooms within 6 apartments.
Each flat would have its own common room and kitchen/dining/living room area, and laundry facilities will be available on each floor.
The site is situated on the corner of Nettleham Road and Longdales Road, fronting the roundabout which also connects to Ruskin Avenue.
The plans, submitted by Developers LK2 Architects, will be constructed, owned and maintained by Cherry Tree Homes.