Council’s plans to demolish disused church for housing

The City of Lincoln Council wants to demolish a 60-year-old Methodist Church on the Ermine estate.

The authority has applied to its own planning committee for advice on whether it needs permission to flatten the Ermine West Methodist Church, in Trelawney Crescent, to make way for a “housing development”.

No application is in for the development itself and no details are submitted for it at this time, however the application says the land is “earmarked”.

In the meantime, it will be “laid to turf”.

The Ermine West Methodist Church and community hall was built in the latter half of the estates development in the 1950s and early 60s.

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

The application 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.

Again the land would be laid to turf in the interim.


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