Hopes of a new sports village to house Lincoln City FC

Lincoln City FC has held initial discussions with the city council over plans to relocate from its Sincil Bank home to a new site on the west side of the city.

Hopes for a new stadium coincide with suggestions of a state-of-the-art sports village on a site stretching from the A46 bypass in the west to Tritton Road in the east, and from Skellingthorpe Road in the south to the railway and Fossdyke in the north.

Plans for a £250 million development on the 320 hectare Lincoln site known as the Western Growth Corridor have previously indicated 3,000 new homes by 2031, along with leisure facilities and transport infrastructure.

In August 2014, the City of Lincoln Council undertook a £45,000 investigation into two former landfill sites in the area to determine the building capabilities.

The city’s football club has met with the city council and other partners about what possible leisure village would include.

However, no proposals have yet been made.

John Latham, Director of Development and Environmental Services, said: “We are developing a master plan for the Western Growth Corridor over the coming months, which will include looking at what leisure facilities we might want to incorporate, but no decisions have been made.

“We have met with the football club to discuss the club’s interest in the options for a new ground but nothing has been decided.”