City of Lincoln councillors will decide this week whether plans to turn an unused Lincoln pub into flats and office space should be approved.
The Victory pub on Boultham Park Road served its last orders over a year ago, and was sold to second-hand car dealership business Ian Shammon Ltd in March 2014.
Applicant Steve Shammon, whose business sits opposite the pub, has submitted the plans for 14 homes across three detached blocks, with space on the ground floor for four commercial units.
City of Lincoln Council has recommended that the application be given conditional approval, subject to the project being completed within three years.
The applicant would also enter into a legal agreement for contributions of £11,276 towards education provision at Sir Francis Hill School, Bristol Drive; £10,162 towards off-site playing field provision at Boultham Park; and £6,114 towards children’s play space provision at Hartsholme Country Park.
However, councillors will have the final say on the proposed development at a planning committee meeting on April 29.
The city council said in the planning report: “The proposed development is acceptable, and would not unduly impact on the amenities of neighbouring properties or the wider area.
“Access to and from the site would be safe and convenient for both pedestrians and vehicles; and be capable of accommodating a refuse collection vehicle.
“Parking provision for the proposed residential and commercial units is adequate, given the scale of the proposed development and potential end use of the proposed commercial units.
“Finally, in relation to flood risk, the proposed development would be safe and not lead to increased flood risk elsewhere.”