Committee rejects revised plans for Brayford footbridge

The City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee have refused new plans for a footbridge over the Brayford Wharf level crossing after lifts were removed from the designs.

Designs for the bridge, which originally received planning permission in 2013, were reduced with the removal of the bridge’s two lift towers at the end of 2016 due to a shortage in Network Rail’s funding.

The rail company did indicate however that lifts could be added to the structure in future should more funding become available.

The latest, scaled-down, designs. Designs: Stem Architects

The new scaled-down application was rejected by planners at a meeting on Wednesday, April 26 due to the lack of access for disabled people.

As reported previously, proposals for the bridge have been through a number of incarnations and the project was shelved for around a year due to cost.