Lincoln city farm proposal approved

Plans to build a city farm in uphill Lincoln for the benefit of the community were approved by city councillors.

At an Executive meeting on August 28, City of Lincoln councillors agreed to Green Synergy’s plans to erect a plant or animal farm off Wragby Road.

The farm would aim to create inspiring and therapeutic environments with plants or animals where people can socialise, thrive and learn.

Animals that could be kept on site include poultry, pigs, goats and small animals/pets.

The land used is between the Tesco supermarket and some allotments.

City of Lincoln Council leader Ric Metcalfe said: “This is an excellent new development which chimes with a number of the council’s strategic objectives.

“It is an exciting and innovative project and we will welcome the opportunity to consider it along with other proposals for this site.”

As previously reported, Darwin Wildlife Group (DWG) were interested in the site for a wildlife haven and in March 2011, when the City of Lincoln Council agreed to offer the group the chance to lease for the site. However, no formal lease was made.

The council recently wrote to DWG to explain the city farm proposal, stressing DWG would need to re-submit a business case to be considered alongside city farm.