The first set of plans submitted involved the construction of 500 rooms inside three buildings - two of which would have been 11-storeys tall. Their new plans however have been scaled down in a bid to win approval. The 'Marina Court' development will now (if approved) include only one 11-storey block, alongside blocks of eight and four storeys, with 442 bedrooms in total spread across the site.
The development would also include the same amount of retail and business space as the initial plans and the new buildings would also have space reserved for the Brayford Trust.
The Director of Estates at the University of Lincoln, John Plumridge, has said of the plans, Â“We have considered carefully the points raised by the Planning Committee, particularly around protection of Cathedral views and other vantage points. Our new proposal incorporates some significant design changes, most notably a three-storey reduction in height to one of the buildings, but also a new colour scheme and design concept in keeping with the area's architectural heritage.Â”