Approval expected for 325 homes on Lincoln estate

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City councillors have been recommended to approve the demolition of flats to make way for 325 homes on the Ermine estate in Lincoln.

The plans submitted by City of Lincoln Council and Halsall Lloyd Partnership would see the estate built on land north of Queen Elizabeth Road.

Flats on Garfield View and Woodburn View would be demolished to make way for new housing.

Councillors on the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee will consider the application at a meeting on June 20.

The proposed development site submitted by Halsall Lloyd and City of Lincoln Council.

Planning officers at the authority have recommended that the plans be approved.

The site is also allocated for housing under the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.

The proposals would see a range of new, inter-connected tree-lined streets would be constructed, with clear pedestrian and cycle paths provided.

One in four of the new homes would be classed as affordable.

Access to the proposed development would be via Woodburn Close and Garfield Close, and a total of 663 car parking spaces would also be created.

The application received objections from local residents and the Lincoln Civic Trust over concerns of the increased traffic that the development would bring.

How the new development would look

Resident Michael Stafford said: “The current road system is simply not capable of coping with the increase in traffic that 325 new dwellings would cause at these junctions at peak times.

“For a development of this size to be even remotely feasible, the aforementioned junctions would need to be traffic light controlled, with dedicated turn filter lanes.

“I do not believe that there is sufficient available land on either of these roads, at the required points, to build the new junctions required to take the increase in vehicular traffic.”

But Halsall Lloyd, in their design and access statement, said: “The site is allocated in the local plan for residential development.

“All constraints have either been considered within the design or can be mitigated through design or planning conditions.

“We do not believe that there are any constraints that would prohibit the granting of planning permission on the site.”