Some 23 homes in Lincoln have been approved by city councillors as part of the fourth and final phase of the LN6 housing development.
The proposals for the homes off Skellingthorpe Road were submitted by Chestnut Homes and follow on from phase three of the development which was approved in May.
The application proposes 13 two-bedroomed semi-detached terraced houses and 10 three-bedroomed semi-detached detached houses at the former site of Usher School, on the former playing field in the southern part of Lincoln.
Members of City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee approved the plans at a meeting at City Hall.
The plan was submitted to the city council as an extension of the phase three planning application and includes vehicular access from Westbrooke Place.
It also includes a pedestrian link from the proposed development to Skellingthorpe Road.
Councillor Chris Burke, member for Park ward, said that the council needs more housing.
“The bottom line is we want more housing,” he said.
“On this occasion it is high quality housing.”
But concern was raised about the increased traffic to the area from Tritton Road.
Councillor Ronald Hill, member for Hartsholme, said he would continue to vote against the development on the grounds of traffic.
The aim is to extend the adopted road into the proposed development with allocated parking in convenient and accessible locations for for residents and visitors.
Dedicated visitor spaces will be provided on site and parking spaces have been allocated – at least one space for two-bed dwellings and two for any three-bed homes.
The fourth phase is located immediately adjacent to phase three, which will provide access into the land.