Flats approved off Newark Road in Lincoln

Outline approval has been granted by the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee for 150 new apartments on land behind Newark Road in Lincoln.

The application, which sparked concern from local residents and businesses due to its location and access options, appeared before the council in a meeting on Wednesday, January 14.

The apartment blocks will include affordable housing provisions and ground level parking spaces.

Among issues considered in the proposal by developers Peel Land and Property was flooding risk and surface water levels on the site located just east of the River Witham.

The site is currently unused and is designated within the current Local Plan as part of a District Mixed- Use Centre and the Bracebridge Revival Scheme.

To the north is the Walkers factory and parking areas, whilst to the south is a wooded area with a drainage balancing pond which addresses surface water from the properties on Newark Road.

The site covers an area in the region of 1.21 hectares and is currently accessed by a track between Nos. 293 and 295 Newark Road and is overgrown.