Councillors approve plans for temporary Lincoln city centre bus station

Plans for a new temporary bus station in Lincoln city centre have been given the green light by councillors.

City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee unanimously approved proposals for the station off Tentercroft Street at a meeting in City Hall on Wednesday, June 15.

The temporary facility will be used for up to two years while work is carried out to demolish the existing bus station as part of approved plans for the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub project.

A total of 16 bus stands, two drop off points, four layover bays, temporary cabin buildings for use as offices, a crew room and toilets, covered passenger stands and railings will be included as part of the development.

The proposal will see 320 car parking spaces lost on Tentercroft Street with 77 spaces to be retained on site.

Thornbridge, Sincil Street and the St Mary’s Street NCP car parks are set to close in September.

To address the parking shortage, the city council has applied for additional car parking on a site off Beevor Street which would provide in the region of 584 parking spaces for a temporary period of three years.