Councillors to decide on plans for 16 council houses in uphill Lincoln

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Plans for 16 council homes in uphill Lincoln will go before City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee next week.

The council has applied for a mix of two storey houses on land at Blankney Crescent on the Ermine East estate.

The proposed site plan. Photo: City of Lincoln Council

The proposed site plan. Photo: City of Lincoln Council

Plots one to 10 would see five two-bedroom properties, four three-bedroom properties and one four-bedroom property constructed.

The remaining plots of the proposed development would contain three bedrooms.

The majority of the properties would be accessed via Blankney Crescent, either with a direct frontage or private drive but four plots would be accessed via a separate private drive from Riseholme Road to the southwestern corner of the site.

The two-bedroom properties would be served by one parking space, with the three and four-bedroom properties being served by two spaces, which would all be within the application site.

Contributions of £33,982 for secondary school provision and £26,739 for off-site open spaces would be made as part of the proposed development.

Photo: City of Lincoln Council

Photo: City of Lincoln Council

A report to councillors states: “The site is located within a sustainable position for housing to be located to meet local demand, particularly affordable housing.

“Moreover, the location on a main bus route into the city offers the opportunity to promote sustainable transport choices and connections to existing areas of employment, schools and other services and facilities.”

City of Lincoln council’s planning manager has recommended that the plans are approved subject to work beginning within three years.

However, Suzanne Harrison, who lives on Blankney Crescent, said: “I work for the City of Lincoln Council and understand the need for more affordable homes but not next to my house, on a green belt – it should stay just that, a lovely green space for the local residents and their children.”

Councillors will decide on the plans at a meeting of the planning committee on March 9.

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