Consultation on Lincoln Riseholme campus expansion includes 750 homes

A public consultation on plans for around 750 new homes and investment in the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme campus is set to be held this week.

As previously reported, the university’s vision for the 212-hectare site off the A15 north of Lincoln is being finalised to secure the future of the campus, as well as adding specialisms in the agri-food technology industry.

The project will see housing on land to the north east of the campus, which the university hopes will fund a host of new facilities, teaching and research.

It will include creation of a new field station to support advanced agricultural and environmental scientific research and a heritage centre, where researchers and members of the public can explore Riseholme’s historic past.

Additional field sports and changing facilities will also be provided for use by the university and the local community.

The consultation will take place on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, to allow local residents to view and comment on the plans.

Professor Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, said: “We plan to develop a new heritage research centre to enable further study of Riseholme’s past and to preserve and promote its heritage.

“We will also improve the current sports facilities while preserving public access to the estate’s woodlands, parklands and watercourses.

“As part of these proposals, it remains our intention to develop a small section of land in the north eastern corner of the Campus for sustainable housing to release capital for investment elsewhere.”