Housing Development, Carline Road, Lincoln

  • Client:
    Manorcrest Homes
  • Local Authority:
    City of Lincoln Council
  • Services:
    Planning Application

The Brief

To provide planning and urban design advice and pursue a planning application seeking permission to develop this ‘gap site’ within uphill Lincoln which enjoys spectacular views over the city.  Previous attempts by others had failed to convince the planning authority and other parties that the development approach was right and that the proposal was deserving of planning permission.

Our Role

Globe, working very closely with Neil Cawley RIBA, set out to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the site and its numerous influences on how a successful development should be pursued.  Acknowledging the subtle differences in character of the hillside townscape, it was concluded very early on that a development form should display the lack of uniformity seen along Carline Road, rather than the regularity of the terraced housing beneath. That appreciation and working alongside a talented architect and closely with the local resident community was key to achieving a successful planning result.

Outcomes

Globe successfully achieved planning permission for the erection of 16 dwellings on this challenging and prominent hillside site. Through active engagement with the local planning authority, English Heritage and local residents we were able to advise on a scheme which fully responds to the constraints and opportunities afforded to the site.

Working with the hillside and utilising a ‘cut and fill’ approach, the scheme sought to replicate the Victorian villa character prevailing in this part of the Conservation Area to deliver a development which is harmonious within its built context while, at the same time, respecting the amenity of adjacent residents.  As a result, the development has transformed an area of overgrown grassland into an impressive contemporary residential development which delivers a significant improvement to the immediate streetscene and the wider cityscape.

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