Council recommended to approve new four storey apartment block on West Parade

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Plans have been revealed for a new four storey apartment block to be built in the West Parade area of Lincoln.

The building, which would comprise 22 two bedroom apartments and a 20-space car park will be considered by the City of Lincoln Council planning committee on Wednesday, February 8.

Artist impression: Stem Architects

Artist impression: Stem Architects

Artist impression: Stem Architects

Proposed developments would see the current buildings on the site (49-51 West Parade) demolished.

This includes a former car garage and a three-storey residential property on the corner of West Parade and Rudgard Lane.

The three storey residential building on the site would be demolished.

Currently on the site is a former car garage.

The plans, designed by Lincoln-based Stem Architects, and submitted by a Mr Chris Nicholson, have sparked a number of objections from local residents.

Issues highlighted include concerns over residents’ parking, highway safety, the design of the building and a restriction on the levels of student accommodation in the area.

A particular concern from those who objected is the hight of the building, however planners have said the new building would only be slightly higher than the current property on the site.

Developers said in their design statement: “The proposed design has been mindfully designed to be sympathetic to surrounding urban context.

“The design of building has been predominantly inspired by the surrounding vernacular of brick and slate high-density terraced housing.”

It has been recommended that the plans are approved by the committee with a number of construction and highways conditions.