Have your say on plans for 3.2k homes and new Lincoln City stadium

Residents and businesses can have their say on major proposals for thousands of new homes, retail units and a new football stadium on land north of Skellingthorpe Road.

A series of consultation events has been announced as part of the planning process for the project known as the Western Growth Corridor.

Covering 240 hectares, the land is located close to the city centre. City of Lincoln Council, behind the proposals, says the project represents an opportunity to create an attractive place for people to live and work.

Following the adoption of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, in partnership with West Lindsey and North Kesteven district councils, this site has been given in principle approval for development as one of four urban extensions for Lincoln.

City of Lincoln Council’s proposed Western Growth Corridor development includes:

  • up to 3,200 homes
  • a local centre with retail and commercial units
  • a new primary school
  • a commercial employment area of up to 20 hectares
  • a sport and leisure complex, with a new stadium, health and leisure facilities, a hotel and food and drink provision

The upcoming engagement events will introduce the development to residents and businesses and provide an opportunity to give feedback, with public workshops focusing on particular issues scheduled to take place in early September.

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director for Major Developments at the city council, said: “The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan predicted 20% population growth over the 30 years, and with a growing population comes a need for more housing and facilities, such as schools, leisure centres and employment.

“The proposed Western Growth Corridor development would go a long way toward meeting the need for more housing and jobs in Lincoln.

The new Masterplan for the Lincoln Western Growth Corridor development project.

“In order to progress an appropriate development, we are seeking the views of the community to help identify any issues, constraints and opportunities that could be included in the scheme’s final design.

“The first consultation event in June attracted a lot of interest and we’ve already received well over 100 responses.

“I would urge residents and businesses to join us to find out more and let us know their comments. We want to hear from as many interested parties as possible.”

All responses need to be submitted by Monday, September 18.

Following this public consultation and the resulting feedback, a final proposal will be put together, which will be made available to the public during an event at The Showroom on Wednesday, September 27 from 4pm until 7pm.