March 31, 2011 3.55 pm This story is over 152 months old

New flats for the West End?

New flats: Some new homes looking to be built in the West End are facing a lot of issues and criticism.

A proposed plan for a new block of flats in the West End has been met with some objections from concerned residents.

The open-plan flats, which would be built on Blenheim Road behind St Faith’s Infant School, will contain six two-bedroom homes and four one-bed apartments.

They will also provide tenants with balconies and off road car parking spaces.

The plans, by Lincs Efficient Homes, will not be allowed to materialise until the current building on the land has been knocked down (pictured).

However, a couple of local residents have outlined that their privacy will be invaded due to the height and spacing between the flats and their homes.

The client has stressed in the documents that the space between establishment is legal and will not allow residents to overlook the current houses.

The City Council have also suggested that the properties should only be let to non-students, due to residents also being concerned about noise.

At present the land, which used to be allotment space, is under inspection for contamination, due to potentially harmful substances in some soil areas.

However, the client has designed the plans to stop possible contaminated areas affecting the new homes.

The flats will not be allowed to be built unless the inspectors are happy the soil land is not harmful to humans.

The City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee will review the application later this year.