Plans for a new four storey apartment block in the West Parade area of Lincoln have been approved by councillors, despite a number of them voting against the proposals.
Councillors gave the green light to the controversial development by a seven to four margin at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday, February 8.
The building will consist of 22 two bedroom apartments and a 20-space car park.
Current buildings (49-51 West Parade) will now be demolished to make way for the new development, despite a number of objections from local residents.
Issues highlighted by residents included:
- Residents’ parking
- Highway safety
- Design of the building
- Restriction on the levels of student accommodation in the area
- Height of the building