April 30, 2013 4.49 pm This story is over 127 months old

Low-cost homes planned for busy Lincoln street

New housing: A developer has brought forward plans to build 14 new homes on land behind the former Park View care home on St Botolph’s Crescent

A number of new homes could be built next to the site of a former care home in Lincoln, subject to planning permission.

The 14 “low-cost” homes will be based on 2,750 square metres of land behind the former Park View care home on St Botolph’s Crescent, which is being transformed into student accommodation.

The applicant, represented by Unity Acquisitions, also manages the student accommodation on the land. These homes are not intended for students, however.

As previously reported, the land off St Botolph’s Crescent has been an area of contention in the past, due to concerns over parking and traffic on the narrow street.

According to layout plans by John Halton Design, the 11 three-storey buildings and three two-storey houses will have their own parking spaces and an access lane off St Botolph’s for parking.

In addition to the homes and 14 parking spaces – including one disabled parking space – there will be a communal green area, with trees on the land preserved.

Hedges and extra fencing will also give current residents on the street privacy.

The houses will be made in a design to compliment the housing around it, such as grey concrete roof tiling and a pale brickwork.

The site will not undergo a visit from a City of Lincoln Council officer, and local residents have been invited to have their say on the plans, which are available to see at City Hall.