February 10, 2011 9.10 am This story is over 157 months old

Housing plans for Dial House get approval

New homes: Some new housing will finally be developed in an abandoned area of grassland.

Plans to build new houses and flats behind listed building Dial House have been given the go ahead by the City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee.

The new development, off Riseholme Road, looks to build 12 houses and two flats on grassland behind Dial House and Dial Cottage.

The grassland, which was originally part of a stone quarry, currently houses an array of trees, including two protected Sycamore trees.

The 12 houses, complete with parking facilities, would be built into the hollow left by the quarry. The flats would be built near to the cottage.

Grassland in the area would be hollowed out not only to level the area, but also to stop the new housing towering over the listed Dial House.

In previous years, four similar planning applications for the grassland that had been submitted to the Planning Committee have been rejected.

This new plan has also seen rejection from residents on the opposite road, Wickenby Crescent, and the County Council placing conditions on the build.

This was due to flooding, drainage, sewerage and traffic concerns as well as worries about the protected trees and possible archaeologic remnants being removed.

The building is also not allowed to take place until a previous application to revamp Dial House and Cottage has been completed.

Photo: LK2 Architects