Temporary car park planned for former Lincoln coal yard during roadworks

The City of Lincoln Council had lodged a proposal to open 47 temporary parking spaces to ease strain during city centre roadworks.

The public pay and display spaces would be located on the site formerly known as ‘The Coalyard’ off Canwick Road, north of Tentercroft Street.

Council officers have outlined a requirement for additional spaces due to ongoing works for the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub which, as reported previously, required the closure of four central car parks and the demolition of the city bus station.

If approved at a meeting on October 12, the temporary coal yard car park would be in operation for three years as a replacement for lost spaces.

The temporary bus station is located on Tentercroft Street. Photo: Sophie Bee

The temporary bus station is located on Tentercroft Street. Photo: Sophie Bee

Original plans for a 600-space temporary facility off Beevor Street were shelved when the council reopened the search for alternative sites.

There are also a number of road closures affecting drivers in the area for around 18 months.

Transport hub road closures and diversions. Click to zoom

Transport hub road closures and diversions. Click to zoom