October 29, 2020 2.48 pm This story is over 42 months old

Former bike shop flats plan revs up

First refused, but now amended

A developer’s plan for apartments on the site of a former motorcycle shop in Lincoln is up for approval next Wednesday.

City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee will be asked to grant Carholme Developments application to build 14 self-contained apartments with 14 associated parking spaces on the site of Jack Machin Motorcycles, which closed in summer 2019 and has since been demolished.

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.

The new proposals include a three-storey L-shaped building running parallel with Carholme Road and Derwint Street which will “step-down” to two-storeys at the boundaries with its neighbours.

In a report to councillors, officers said: “The application proposal has been carefully considered and revised taking account of the previous refusal and taking account of the input of ward members and comments from neighbours in respect of the design changes.

“The design is of a high quality and would deliver 14 new apartments in this important location without causing harm to amenity.”