Homes plan for A46 pub rejected, again

West Lindsey District Council has refused permission for a third time for an iconic A46 pub to be converted into new homes.

Proposals by Mr Rob Wilkinson would have seen the former Brown Cow Inn, Lincoln Road, turned into three one-bedroom homes.

A further four three-bedroom houses would have been built at the back of the building, as well as 12 car parking spaces.

But, the authority rejected the plans again over concerns that the new housing plan would lead to the “erosion the of green wedge between Lincoln and Nettleham”.

The council added that the site would be an overdevelopment, lacked a mineral assessment in its plan and that there was “insufficient information” on archaeological impact.

The former pub shut in 2018 as, like many traditional public houses, owners struggled to make the business sustainable.

It was put on the market at £345,000 and has been vacant ever since.

Back in 2015, plans were put forward to turn the site into 18 homes, but were rejected in 2016.

Another proposal for three one-bedroom dwellings, plus five three-bedroom homes was submitted back in April, but was refused by the council a month later.

The plan also included 15 car parking spaces at the site.

But, the authority said the proposal was an “overdevelopment” of the site and there was “insufficient parking provision”.


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