Globe is pleased to report that it recently secured planning permission at the City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee for an application that will help to further enhance the City’s student accommodation stock. Members of the Committee met on the evening of the 27th of March and voted comprehensively in favour of Globe’s proposal to change the use of Newport Guest House to student accommodation.
The property at 26-28 Newport has been in use as a Guest House for the past 24 years. However, the owner has experienced a drop in occupancy rates in recent times and so felt that the excellent location of the property within Lincoln’s historic Bailgate area in close proximity to Bishop Grosseteste University, as well as being an easy walk to the centre of the city, presented an excellent opportunity to contribute towards Lincoln’s need for student accommodation and support its growing reputation as a University City. This consideration was well received by the Council’s Planning Committee and the application was approved without much need for debate.
This was our newest recruit Oliver’s first taste of Planning Committee, which also involved the assessment of a number of high-profile applications within the City, most notably the approval of the University of Lincoln’s new Medical School. We’re delighted he was able to witness the outcome of a successful Globe application, no doubt the first of many in which he will play a key role.