June 1, 2020 12.37 pm This story is over 48 months old

Council snubs plans for three-storey apartment block in Lincoln

The proposed apartments were aimed at professionals

The city council has refused plans for a three-storey apartment block at the site of a former motorcycle shop on Carholme Road in Lincoln.

The proposed cream and grey coloured blocks would have had room for 15 residential apartments and parking bays, aimed at professionals. It would have replaced Jack Machin Motorcycles, which was demolished after it closed down last summer.

JMF Chartered Architects had hoped to build five individual blocks joined by recessed stairwells. Many of the apartments would have consisted of two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a joined kitchen and living space.
Revised proposed site and floor plans and elevations were submitted in March. However, the City of Lincoln Council recently refused planning permission for the development because its height would “cause harm to the visual and residential amenity of the local area”.

The council also said the proposed development would have sat unacceptably forward of the adjacent properties on Carholme Road and Derwent Street.