Developer submits new plans for former motorcycle shop

A developer has submitted new plans for apartments on the site of a former motorcycle shop on Lincoln’s Carholme Road.

Carholme Developments, through Design Space Architecture, has applied to the City of Lincoln Council to build 14 self-contained apartments with 14 associated parking spaces on the site of Jack Machin Motorcycles which closed in summer 2019.

In May, the council rejected previous plans by JMF Chartered Architects to build five three-storey blocks on the site for a total of 15 residential apartments.

Councillors said the development would cause harm to the area “by reason of the height, massing and design of the building” and that it sat too far forward of the nearby properties.

Previous plans were refused by councillors.

The new proposals include two mainly three-storey blocks running parallel with Carholme Road and Derwent Street which will “step-down” to two storeys at the boundaries with each of their neighbours.

The developers say “extensive liaison” had taken place with planners and “various options” had been explored to take on board the reasons for refusal.

In documents before the council, the developers conclude: “The dwellings’ design, space-standards, architectural detail and generic specifications result in a high-quality product aimed at first time buyers and young professionals.”

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