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Student Flats Set to Replace Lincoln Pub

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Plans to flatten a 60-year old pub to allow for the construction of purpose-built student accommodation look set to be approved by councillors.

The Golden Cross Pub, in Lincoln's city centre, first opened in 1959 but looks set to make way for 47 student flats, according to plans submitted to City of Lincoln Council.

Lomas Architecture Design and Developments Ltd said there is a need for more student housing in the city as the University of Lincoln continues to expand.

The planning committee has been recommended to approve the scheme when it meets later this month.

If granted planning permission, a three-storey building would replace the existing pub.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "It is clear that the proposal would address the outstanding need for student accommodation within the city, without causing harm to either the conservation area or wider townscape."

"On the contrary, it has been demonstrated that the proposed building would be more sympathetic to established character of the wider area."

Whilst local residents have recognised the need for more student accommodation, they have raised concerns over the suitability of the site. In particular, they argued the proposed development is not in keeping with the local environment and its massing and height are too prominent.