October 30, 2018 2.21 pm This story is over 37 months old

Approval expected for affordable homes next to Lincoln mosque

The homes would be built next to the mosque and Lidl supermarket

City councillors are expected to give the go ahead for 36 affordable homes next to Lincon’s mosque and Lidl.

The plans come as part of the redevelopment of the former Boultham Dairy site on Boultham Park Road.

Submitted by Longhurst Group Ltd, the proposals would see the completion of the site which has already seen a Lidl supermarket and the city’s first purpose built mosque.

Now, City of Lincoln Council officers have recommended that the plans be approved.

Members of the authority’s planning committee will make a decision on the plans on November 7.

Planning permission is being sought for six three-bed townhouses, 12 two-bed semi-detached houses and 18 two-bed semi-detached homes.

Permission was granted for a food store, mosque and housing on the site back in June 2012.

The applicants said in a design and access statement that the development would help with the need for affordable housing in Lincoln.

It said: “The development of the site for solely affordable housing will make a tangible and noteworthy contribution to affordable housing in Lincoln.

“The development will include a mixed tenure of 19 shared ownership properties and 17 affordable rented units, delivering varied affordable housing provision for the city.”

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