Councillors to consider plans for new homes on site of former Lincoln depot

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A former depot will be turned into new housing under revised plans submitted to City of Lincoln Council.

Councillors will decide on the proposals by Laughton Developments Ltd for eight homes on the Ermine estate in uphill Lincoln.

The applicants plan to build three semi-detached and two detached houses on Laughton Crescent as part of the proposed development.

A former office and recently altered property at 1 Laughton Crescent would also be converted to form two flats.

The new properties would all be two storeys in height and with two bedrooms.

One parking space per property would be provided for six of the homes, with the remaining houses having space for two vehicles.

Claire Loryman, who lives on nearby Laughton Way, has objected to the proposals because of the impact on car parking space.

She said: “Please reconsider the number of proposed dwellings. Laughton Way is a bus route, I have seen buses obstructed because of parked cars each side of the road.

“The road can become congested at each end of the school day together with occasional events at the local park.

“The road should not have the possibility of even more cars.”

A report to the planning manager states: “A number of concerns were raised as part of the initial development proposals with respect to amenity and design due to the three storey nature of the development; and the ratio of parking for the proposed dwellings due to the impacts that there could be upon existing residents due to parking already being utilised in the area.”

Councillors will consider the plans at a meeting of the city council’s planning committee meeting on April 27.