August 15, 2013 9.19 am This story is over 100 months old

Lincoln Park View affordable housing project approved

New homes: The council approved plans to build 14 new affordable homes in Lincoln.

City of Lincoln councillors conditionally approved plans to create 14 affordable homes on unused land behind a former care home.

According to proposals, approved on August 14, the 11 three-storey buildings and three two-storey houses will be built behind the old Park View care home land, off St Boltoph’s Crescent.

The new homes, intended for family use, will have their own parking spaces with an access lane off St Botolph’s to lower the strain on parking in the area.

Each house will have its own small garden area, plus a communal area and high hedges to give current residents privacy.

The homes will be built to match the houses in the area.

Nearby residents were concerned that extra homes would cause traffic problems to St Botolph’s Crescent and Robey Street, but planning officers stressed that the homes are close to the city centre and transport links, plus the homes have parking.

The applicant, Mr S Grace, will also have to make a contribution towards educational and play needs for the area.

Councillors approved the plans with conditions such as investigating archaeology on site, more details into flood risk management, materials and landscaping.

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