Councillors back Ermine church demolition plan

City councillors have backed plans to demolish a 60-year-old church on the Ermine estate in Lincoln.

The go-ahead was given to demolish the disused Ermine West Methodist Church on Trelawney Crescent.

City of Lincoln Council officers recommended the plan to flatten the building in order to make way for a housing development.

The church and community hall 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 built in 1963.

Proposals have yet to be submitted for new homes on the site, but the application says redevelopment of the site for “residential purposes” is “pending”.

A further two plans seeking prior permission to demolish 22 flats on Garfield View and Woodburn View were also given the green light.

The flats will make way for 325 new homes north of Queen Elizabeth Road.

The new housing 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.


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