November 7, 2018 6.31 pm This story is over 59 months old

Affordable homes approved next to Lincoln’s mosque

Final redevelopment for the area

City councillors approved 36 affordable homes to be built next to Lincoln’s mosque and Lidl.

The plans now complete the redevelopment of the former Boultham Dairy site on Boultham Park Road.

Councillors on City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee approved the plans by Longhurst Group Ltd which has already seen a Lidl supermarket and the city’s first purpose built mosque.

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

Application site for 36 homes on Boultham Park Road, Lincoln.

Now, a total of six three-bed townhouses, 12 two-bed semi-detached houses and 18 two-bed semi-detached homes will now be built on the site.

Councillor Gary Hewson said the application was the “end of a journey” for the redevelopment of the area.

“This is the end of a long journey which had big public meetings,” he said.

“I am pleased that we have delivered a third application for affordable housing which is a huge bonus to the community.”

Councillor Chris Burke said councillors and officers have worked well to ease concerns about the three applications for the former dairy site.

“It’s an excellent example of community cohesion.” he said.

“I think councillors and officers have moved effectively to reassure residents.

“I feel it’s an excellent development which will improve the area.”

He added that he felt “nothing but positives” about the plans.

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