Planning permission granted for Riseholme agri-food technology centre

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Planning permission has been granted by West Lindsey District Council for an agri-food technology centre at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme campus.

The application, submitted by the university, was approved at a planning committee meeting held on Wednesday, December 15.

This will see a new building erected to form part of the new Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology Centre on the Riseholme Campus site in Nettleham, near Lincoln.

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The building will mainly provide a ground floor educational floor area with a mezzanine level for office use.

The application was previously presented at committee on November, 16, where it was deferred for a site visit which took place on November 18.

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The site is currently occupied by a number of agricultural buildings for livestock and farming activities in association with Bishop Burton College, however none of the existing buildings are proposed to be removed.

The new single building will sit amongst the existing built development on the site.

The centre is part of wider £20 million plans for the site, which include a residential community of up to 180 homes on previously developed land.

Current tenants, Riseholme College and local residents have previously opposed the plans.