Public consultation on revised Lindongate plans begins

The City of Lincoln Council is seeking residents’ feedback on the refined plans for the Lindongate development proposed for the city centre.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Co-operative submitted a fresh set of plans for the complex, and residents have until December 1 to share their views.

Lindongate scheme proposes to provide a new bus station, multi-storey car park and retail units, as well as better links between the train station and Sincil Street.

The application was first submitted in 2008, and the current amendments follow consultation and assessment by the applicants, Lincolnshire Co-operative.

The revised scheme proposes the demolition and relocation of the existing bus station, repositioning of the existing pedestrian footbridge over the railway line, and the demolition of Oxford Hall and sections of Sincil Street to allow the new retail units to be built.

It also includes a department store, an 850 to 900 space multi-storey car park and between 10 and 21 residential homes.

Pete Boswell, Head of Planning Services at the City Council, said: “Although the Lindongate scheme has been on the cards for some time, the applicants, developers and the City Council want to make sure we get the right scheme for Lincoln.

“Following consultation, the designs have been amended and the plans resubmitted, which means we are at the very early stages of the planning process.

“It’s important that a scheme of this scale and importance to the city is considered carefully, and we’re now asking for comments on the application from members of the public, local organisations and the business community.”

The full Lindongate application can viewed here and comments are accepted via email at developmentteam@lincoln.gov.uk.