Plans for a new 27-bedroom hotel on Bunkers Hill have been refused by councillors at the City of Lincoln Council, due to the impact on residents and inadequate parking.
Plans, submitted by Marston Estates Ltd, aimed to see the hotel built behind, and complimentary to, the Lincolnshire Poacher pub.
At the planning committee meeting on March 8, seven councillors voted against the plans, with two voting for the application and one councillor abstained.
The reasons given for the refusal included:
- Unsafe highway access
- Impact on residential amenity of residents of Sympson Close due to scale/massing of building
- Inadequate parking
This was the first of two hotels of this style to be decided in and around Lincoln, with the second being proposed for next to The Woodcocks in Burton Waters.
A number of concerns were previously raised by local residents regarding parking and worries that should the carpark be full it would have meant visitors would have used the neighbouring street: Sympson Close.
Additional concerns included excessive noise from the hotel and lorries blocking Symson Close.