James Street, Lincoln




CSJ Brooke•Smith has secured planning and conservation area consent for the demolition of the existing single storey 1960's dwelling and its replacement with a new two-story dwelling. The property is situated within the Cathedral and City Centre Conservation Area and the bounds onto Close Wall, a listed structure and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The site itself is also scheduled due to the likelihood of below ground archaeology.

The site is situated in a very sensitive location and any proposal needed to be very well justified, which included a pre application archaeological assessment, which itself needed separate Ancient Monument Consent. Unusually, due to the very sensitive location of the site and nature of the proposal, full details and samples of materials to be used were even submitted as part of the application.

The high quality design of the new dwelling has taken references from buildings in the vicinity with a steeply pitched slate roof, stone mullioned windows and coursed limestone. The south side of the dwelling, which looks toward the cathedral, contains more contemporary elements in the form of larger windows and a balcony.

The Council in supporting the application concluded that:

"The application proposes the construction of a good quality house in a manner which respects the existing character of the area in terms of scale, height, massing and siting and which uses appropriate natural materials. The building respects the amenity of adjacent properties and will enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area."

Local Authority

City of Lincoln Council

James Street