Consultation on Lincoln’s Western Growth Corridor reaches final stages


City of Lincoln Council and the Lindum Group are carrying out the final phase of public consultation on proposed developments of the city’s Western Growth Corridor before finalising the submission of a planning application.

The area covers Covering 240 hectares to the north of Skellingthorpe Road, and is Lincoln’s main area of proposed expansion which will provide opportunities for homes, jobs, leisure and retail. The workshops will take place between 5th and 9th February with the overall consultation running from 1st to 18th February.

City of Lincoln Council’s proposed Western Growth Corridor development includes:
• a commercial employment area of up to 20 hectares
• up to 3,200 homes
• a local centre with retail and commercial units
• a new primary school
• a sport and leisure complex, with a new stadium, health and leisure facilities, a hotel and food and drink provision

Following the adoption of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, this site has been given in principle approval for development as one of four urban extensions for Lincoln.

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director for Major Developments at the city council, said: “The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan predicted 20 per cent population growth over the 30 years, and with a growing population comes a need for more housing and facilities, such as schools, leisure centres and employment.

“The proposed Western Growth Corridor development would go a long way toward meeting the need for more housing and jobs in Lincoln.

“We are providing feedback, and seeking further views from the community to help identify any final issues, constraints and opportunities ahead of submission of the planning application early in the new year.”

Lindum’s Western Growth Community Director Paul McSorley said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the consultation events and are glad to have the opportunity to explain more about our intentions for the project.

“Lindum is pleased to engage in discussions on how we can work in partnership with City of Lincoln Council to transform this area sensitively “