Plan to demolish High Street pub for student housing

Plans have been submitted to demolish a former Lincoln High Street pub to make way for student housing.

Under the proposals, the Golden Cross would make way for a three storey accommodation block along with car parking.

47 bedrooms would come as part of the plan which was submitted to City of Lincoln Council.

In their plans. applicants Lomas Architecture Design and Developments Ltd said there is a need for more student housing in the city as the University of Lincoln continues to grow.

Student housing plan for former Golden Cross pub, High Street.

They added that the building would be a modern design and not affect the character of the area.

It said: “It is clear that the proposal would address the outstanding need for student accommodation within the city, without causing harm to either the conservation area or wider townscape.

“On the contrary, it has been demonstrated that the proposed building would be more sympathetic to established character of the wider area.”

The developer recognised that the pub had a “historic significance”, but added that its loss would “not be a detriment” to the area.

The plan will be decided by the council at a later date.


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