New Lincoln student accommodation plans recommended for approval

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Plans for a new three storey student accommodation building at 431 – 434 High Street, Lincoln have been recommended for approval by the City Council.

The development would provide 47 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Each floor would be served by a common room / kitchen and two laundry rooms are proposed at the first and second floor.

The application site is currently occupied by the two-storey Golden Cross Public House, which was built in 1959, which would be demolished if the plans are given the go-ahead.

A council document released ahead of a meeting on the scheme reads: “Officers recognise that the development would deliver economic and social sustainability directly through the construction of the development and indirectly through its occupation, spend in the city and retention/creation of other jobs due to the location of the development within the city.

“The provision of student accommodation would also improve the social sustainability of the development due to its proximity to the High Street and the diversion of need away from family homes elsewhere within the city.”