February 24, 2021 6.09 pm This story is over 32 months old

Lincoln’s first Taco Bell approved

It will be a drive-thru too!

Lincoln’s first Taco Bell has been unanimously approved by City of Lincoln Council.

Taylor Lindsey was granted planning permission in Wednesday’s Planning Committee to turn the former Pizza Hut on Nettleham Road into a drive-thru version of the Mexican-inspired fast food chain.

It will open daily between 11am to 11pm. In a planning statement Taco Bell said the unit will lead to the creation of 25 full-time and 30 part-time jobs opportunities.

The former Pizza Hut on Nettleham Road will be converted into a Taco Bell. | Image: Google Streetview

The shared car park with KFC would see some “minor reconfiguration” according to the plans.

Development Director Dan Race previously said works were hoped to begin in early spring 2021, with a view to opening the new restaurant in summer 2021.

Proposed front (North East) elevation for the restaurant on Nettleham Road. | Design: Frank Belshaw Building Surveyors Ltd/Taco Bell

A second application by Raja Adil of Lionacre Properties (SC) Limited to convert Everest Xpress Nepalese and Indian takeaway on lower High Street into a Taco Bell is still pending consideration.

A Design & Access Statement from Frank Belshaw Building Surveyors Ltd on behalf of Taco Time Ltd says there are also plans to change the use of the upper floors at 412 High Street from a residential flat into a restaurant and takeaway.

There are plans to convert Everest Xpress on Lincoln High Street into a Taco Bell restaurant and takeaway. | Photo: The Lincolnite