Final decision due on plans for £1m luxury housing on 239-year-old former college site

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A decision is due for plans to turn a 239-year-old former residential college site in Lincoln into 14 upmarket flats and houses next week.

After a decision on plans for the historic Steep Hill site were deferred at a planning meeting on January 11, members of the committee and officers visited the site on January 25, 2016.

As previously reported, the 18th century Chad Varah House on Wordsworth Street was sold to Dean Draper of Peach Estates in September 2016, who formed a joint company with developers Philip Good and Colin Holden.

Designs for Chad Varah House: Jonathan Hendry Architects Ltd

If plans go ahead, the Chad Varah House will be converted into twelve apartments including extension to North Elevation and associated alterations.

Under the plans, the former college building would be transformed into two, three and four bedroom properties ranging from £350,000 to £1 million.

If plans go ahead properties will cost up to £1 million

Both the former chapel and the old Wardens House would be transformed into a single dwelling.

Plans would see Chad Varah House converted into luxury Cathedral Quarter housing.

The building, which is listed Grade II is currently empty, most recently having been occupied by the Lincoln University Technical College before staff and students moved to their new building in the former Greestone Centre off Lindum Hill.

It has been recommended that the application is granted. A final decision will be made by February 8.