Proposal submitted to demolish former Lincoln village pub to build new estate

A proposal has been submitted to demolish a former pub in a village north of Lincoln to make way for new houses.

Applicants Active Auto Solutions Ltd have announced plans for 18 homes on the site of the Brown Cow Inn, which lies on the side of the A46 in Nettleham.

The pub closed down in July 2015 after having had several different landlords in recent years.

The proposals seek to knock down the disused pub and build on the existing car park and paddock area, heading east towards Nettleham Beck.

The houses would consist of seven with three bedrooms and the remainder with four or more bedrooms.

The proposed development of the site. Photo: LK2

The proposed development of the site. Photo: LK2

The applicants have said that the development would regenerate a brownfield site in a sensitive manner, in accordance with National Planning Policy guidance.

Agents LK2 Architects Ltd said: “The removal of the existing disused public house and car park will visually improve the site and surroundings – particularly from Lincoln Road.

“The proposed development will not be detrimental to any adjacent properties and will provide much needed housing and social/affordable housing in a sustainable location.”

However, some Nettleham residents have voiced their displeasure over the application, fearing increased traffic problems and risks of flooding from the beck at the east of the site.

One said: “The development will inevitably increase the rainwater flooding into Nettleham beck and increase the risk of flooding in the village, as happened in 2007.

“Turning right on to the A46 and turning right off the A46 is already very hazardous. The traffic speed at this point can be very fast and there have been fatalities on this stretch of road in the last few years.

“Another 20 plus cars going in and out will add serious risk of accidents.”

West Lindsey District councillors will have the final say on the application at a later date.