Decision next week: Plans for student flats on former Stokes warehouse and school site

Plans to build 138 luxury student flats on the site of former school building, a town hall and warehouses in the centre of Lincoln will go before the city’s planning committee next week.

Propopals are to demolish the former St Martins Parish Hall building on the site off Mint Lane, adjacent to Beaumont Fee and build upon other structures.

Artist impressions of the proposed luxury student accommodation buildings.

The site is also home to a former school building and warehouses previously used by RW Stokes before the company moved to its new HQ at The Lawn.

Plans by Leeds-based applicants Thomas Samuel Ltd propose to redesign and renovate most of the original buildings with the construction of two new buildings.

Planning officers have recommended that the council grants proposals conditionally at the meeting on Wednesday, September 13.

In conclusion, the agenda report states: “The principle of the development of much of this site was established with the approval of permission in 2016. It is considered that the proposed scheme offers further benefit to that previously approved as it now plans for the inclusion of the former school building and the Stokes Warehouse.”

“The applicants have worked with the planning authority during the application process to take on board comments received from consultees and have subsequently reduced the height of the extension to the Stokes Warehouse and made amendments to the ground floor layout.”