Councillors set to approve Ermine church demolition

A 60-year-old church on the Ermine estate looks set to be flattened as councillors are braced to make a decision on its future next week.

City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee has been recommended to give the go-ahead to demolish the disused Ermine West Methodist Church to make way for a housing development.

Councillors will make a decision at a meeting on November 6.

The church and community hall, in Trelawney Crescent, was built in the latter half of the estates development in the 1950s and early 60s.

Its completion came just a few years before the St John the Baptist Church was completed in 1963.

Now, the council needs permission to flatten the church as the land is “earmarked” for a housing development.

The proposal comes as two further applications are also made to check if the council needs permission to demolish 22 flats on Garfield View and Woodburn View ahead of a 325-home residential development to the north of Queen Elizabeth Road.

The plans, submitted by the authority and Halsall Lloyd Partnership, were approved last June and the two blocks of flats would be used to create accesses to the new estate.

Both demolition proposals will also be decided at next weeks committee meeting.


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