Green light given for 57 new homes on busy Lincoln road

Councillors have unanimously approved proposals for 51 houses and six apartments on the site of a former liquid extraction facility in Lincoln.

Plans submitted by Westleigh Partnerships Ltd will see six one bedroom flats, plus 29 two bedroom houses and 22 three bedroom homes constructed on the old John K King & Sons Plant Liquid Extraction Facility on Skellingthorpe Road.

The 1.54 hectare development which runs alongside the Nottingham to Lincoln railway line will provide a minimum of 20% affordable housing to meet City of Lincoln Council’s housing policy.

Front, rear and side elevations for the future development

Front, rear and side elevations for the future development

Vehicular and pedestrian access will be provided via the existing point on Skellingthorpe Road, and a total of 92 parking spaces will be created.

Concerns had been raised by Lincolnshire Co-op, who feared that the new development would overlook their funeral home on Tritton Road.

However, councillors on City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee were satisfied that the distance of 40 metres between the development and the rear of the funeral site was “reasonable.”

Looking towards the railway crossing from the entrance to the site

Looking towards the railway crossing from the entrance to the site

Councillors were also suitably convinced that the developers had addressed the highways concerns associated with the application, which included the proximity of the development to the railway crossing and The Priory City of Lincoln Academy’s school entrance.

Other conditions of the development include the developers installing boundary fencing with the railway line, ensuring that the project creates minimal noise disruption, and allowing Network Rail to complete a lighting assessment.