Plans approved for homeless shelter on Boultham Park Road in Lincoln

Plans to build a Lincoln homeless shelter on Boultham Park Road have been approved by the City of Lincoln Council, despite objections and a petition from residents.

The revised plan, which went before the council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday, November 26, was met with almost 50 objections by local residents in addition to a petition which was signed by 105 people.

The revised plan, submitted by the Framework Housing Association charity, is to build a two and three-storey shelter on the corner of Boultham Park Road and Church Drive.

The building would include eight one bedroom supported bedrooms and a ground floor office.

A number of local residents submitted objections to the proposals on the grounds of flood risk, visual amenities, congestion and noise disturbances.

The site was occupied by St Matthews Church and Church Hall, but in 2008 the building was destroyed by fire after plans to convert the existing place of worship into a mosque were put forward.

In 2010, the application to build a mosque on the site was refused due to lack of on-street parking.