Residents object to 37-room uphill Lincoln student accommodation

Proposals to develop a 37-bedroom student accommodation building in uphill Lincoln have been met with objections from local residents.

Developers LK2 Architects will submit a planning application to the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee on November 26, with the intention of erecting a three storey building at 111 Nettleham Road.

The building will be for the use of students, accommodating 37 bedrooms within 6 apartments.

It will be constructed, owned and maintained by Cherry Tree Homes, but under the management of Bishop Grosseteste University.

The proposed development is located at 111 Nettleham Road which sits on the corner of Nettleham Road and Longdales Road fronting the roundabout which also connects with Ruskin Avenue.

The proposed development is located at 111 Nettleham Road which sits on
the corner of Nettleham Road and Longdales Road fronting the roundabout
which also connects with Ruskin Avenue.

The site is situated on the corner of Nettleham Road and Longdales Road, fronting the roundabout which also connects to Ruskin Avenue.

Consultations with local residents were conducted in May 2014. The council received 12 letters of objection, and an additional nine following revisions, as well as a petition against the development which had been signed by 44 people.

The petition outlined points such as the risk of increased traffic, the development’s likelihood to set precedence for future student developments and the building’s mass, scale and hight.

Objections from residents outlined the visual impact of the development, its relation to the “character of the area” and an expected increase in the noise level from the 37 residents.

The site now at 111 Nettleham Road.

The site now at 111 Nettleham Road.

One resident said: “Not to tar young people with the same brush but this is a family area and I have just moved from the West End which was a very noisy area.”

Another resident who objected to the plans said: “The building will be visually overbearing and completely out of keeping with neighbouring properties.”

The application has been recommended to be granted conditionally. Conditions address landscaping, highways plans and a start date within three years.