After months’ of discussion with City of Lincoln Council, Globe is pleased to have secured full planning permission and listed building consent for the change of use of a former office space, located within a Grade II listed city-centre building, to two separate residential flats.
1-1A Newland was listed in 1991 upon recognition of its distinctive architecture and the level of visual interest this property adds to the wider street scene. Accordingly, Globe was required to demonstrate to the Council, beyond all doubt, that the change of use to the premises would not result in any harm to its character nor to any of the listed premises located nearby. Having submitted a Supporting Heritage and Planning Statement to the Council providing an informed explanation as to why the proposal would not detrimentally harm the building, the Council’s Pollution Control Officer raised concern that the potential noise and odour emitted from the adjacent public house (and live music venue) could have a harmful impact on the living conditions of any future residents of the building.
Globe take a practical and adaptable approach to overseeing the planning application process and ensure we never lose focus on achieving the client’s main goal of attaining a suitable and workable planning permission. In this case, Globe liaised with locally based sub-consultants in order to alleviate the Pollution Control Officer’s concerns, providing the Council with Acoustic and Odour Assessments which outlined appropriate mitigation methods to enable the development to go ahead. In particular, it was proposed that a mechanical ventilation system is introduced in order to enable any potential external odours to be extracted from the property without the need for residents to rely on the natural window ventilation. However, in order to ensure the building’s listed status was not compromised by this system, this will be routed through the property’s existing chimney flue. The Council found this to be a suitable solution and accordingly granted permission.