Council approves plans for 77 student town houses on former Superbowl site

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Plans for 77 six-bed town houses to be built on the former Superbowl site in Lincoln have been approved.

Following a meeting at the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee this week, the green light was given for student accommodation on Valentine Way off Tritton Road.

The application, submitted by Matthew Karran on behalf of Castle Square Developments, forms a collaborative approach with the University of Lincoln and states it will provide ‘much-needed’ accommodation for staff and students.

Artists’ impression of the new site on Valentine Way.

Some 77 town houses comprising of 462 en-suite bedrooms will now be built on the site, which is currently being used as a ‘park and stride’ car park.

The site, which will be named Valentine Court will also include 90 on-site car parking spaces.

A spokesperson on behalf of Castle Square Developments said within the application: “The application forms part of a collaborative approach with the University of Lincoln to provide much needed accommodation for staff and students migrating out into the city in their latter years of study.

“A shortfall in student accommodation is predicted for September 2018 therefore there is a joint commitment between Castle Developments and the university to deliver the project on a fast track procurement and by adopting a local collaborative approach which also employs local/regional consultants and contractors to deliver the project which will lead to significant benefits to the local economy.”

At the time of writing it is unknown when work on the town houses will begin.