March 12, 2023 11.00 am This story is over 15 months old

New flats plan for former Lincoln pub approved

Pub was demolished in 2013

Plans to turn the site of a former Lincoln pub and cabaret venue into 20 new homes have been approved.

City of Lincoln Council officers gave delegated approval to the proposals Glenholme Healthcare Group and Life Property Construction’s for the build where The Wildlife pub on Birchwood Avenue once stood.

The new development will create a three storey building containing seven two bed and six one bed apartments, alongside a second two story building providing seven further flats.

Documents submitted to the council said some of the flats were reserved for people who needed a level of assistance, and one would be assigned to be a staff flat.

Officers said the development would accord with national and local planning policy and that the proposal “would be an appropriate addition to an established residential area”.

“The site benefits from good connectivity with a range of facilities and amenities available in the local area, with opportunities for future residents and visitors to travel by non-car modes,” said the officer’s report.

| Image: DWA Architects

“An analysis of accident data suggests that there are no significant accident trends that might be exacerbated by the addition of development related traffic.”

Objectors to the plans had concerns around overlooking, loss of privacy, creation of dust during construction and congestion as the areas of concern.

The Wildlife pub attracted large Saturday night crowds in the 1960s and was known for its cabaret acts.

It was demolished in 2013.

In 2018, plans were approved by councillors to create thirty one bedroom and eight two bedroom apartments on the site, however, the officers report said this was withdrawn at the beginning of 2019.