Developers submitted proposals for 190 cabins for students on land north of Beevor Street, behind the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.
Jackson & Jackson Developments worked with the University of Lincoln on the unusual Poplar Gardens proposal, which would be in place until September 2025.
Each cabin will have two bedrooms with en-suites, as well as a communal space and a kitchen.
The development also includes a student support services base and communal space, internal access roads and car parking provision, as well as open space for a vegetable garden, games area and outdoor gym.
The proposal states that growth in purpose built student accommodation in the area failed to keep pace with the rise in student numbers.
Dominik Jackson, from Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: “We’re pleased to work alongside the University on this project. We’ve worked well together in the past and have a proven track record for delivering quality student accommodation in the city.”
Chris Spendlove, Registrar at the University of Lincoln, added: “To keep up with the growth in demand from students wishing to study here, the university is putting in place a provisional plan with an established local developer to provide additional university housing close to the main campus to ensure that all students can have the choice to live in purpose-built high-specification student accommodation.
“The exclusive development will comprise of 190 cabins, each providing two en-suite study bedrooms together with kitchen/lounge space, set in a low density landscaped village with outdoor amenities, a community hub and on-site services, including social learning space and 24/7 security. We anticipate high demand for this option.”