Go-ahead recommended for new townhouses in Lincoln

Plans from Torsion Developments Limited and Morrisons for 51 town houses on the former Windmill Pine site at Beevor Street, Lincoln, near the University of Lincoln’s new Science and Innovation Park have been recommended for approval.

The development would consist of 42, 6 bed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), 2 nine bed and 7, 13 bed HMOs. A total of 361 en-suite bed spaces would be provided, including seven accessible ground floor en-suite bedrooms.

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The town houses are to be arranged in a series of seven, four storey linear blocks, which would overlook private and secure landscaped courtyards

99 car parking spaces would be provided.

A council document released ahead of a decision on the scheme says: “The principle of the use of this unallocated site for residential purposes is considered to be acceptable. The layout, scale and design of the development is acceptable, improving on the architectural style of the local surroundings. It is not considered that the impact on the residential amenities of the occupants of Valentine Court or the amenities of neighbouring uses would be unduly harmed by the proposal. The amenities for future occupants has also been carefully considered through noise and light assessments. The site is in an accessible location, also providing cycle and car parking to meet an identified need.”

The University of Lincoln has objected to the application.