City of Lincoln Council’s plans for an affordable housing scheme off Rookery Lane is set to be approved next week, which would involve knocking down existing homes.
The development would see the authority demolish properties at 89 and 93 to facilitate an entrance road to the build, which will include 32 two to four-bed houses, four two-bedroom bungalows and six one-bedroom flats.
Numbers 89 and 93 Rookery Lane have been acquired by the council in order to enable development of the vacant land.
According to documents submitted to the authority’s planning department, funding for the build will include Homes England money, while the properties will be let by the council.
“Continued housing growth is a key need in the city to ensure there is a sufficient availability of homes to support economic growth and job creation,” said the documents.
“The proposed development will enable the construction of high quality sustainable housing to contribute to meeting the needs of Lincoln city residents.
“In addition, the construction work valued in the region of £7 million, would be carried out by local contractors and sub-contractors and materials sourced locally further supporting the local economy.”
Some 22 objections have been received from the public since plans were submitted back in November 2020.
Parking will be built into the scheme, with the road acting as a shared space for cars and pedestrians in a bid to “give equal priority to pedestrians cyclists” while ensuring “cars travel slowly”
A decision will be made on proposals in next Wednesday’s Planning Committee at City of Lincoln Council.