July 8, 2013 3.37 pm This story is over 100 months old

Ambitious Lincoln housing expansion approved by councillors

More housing: Councillors approved plans to expand Lincoln’s borders for more housing and job opportunities.

Plans to grow Lincoln’s housing stock in order to stimulate the local economy has been approved by councillors.

The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan by the Joint Planning Unit (JPU) aims to add eight new housing estates around Lincoln, Sleaford and Gainsborough over the next 20 years.

This will mean 42,000 new homes for 72,300 more residents, roads, schools, health facilities, shops and other community assets, with the plan of bringing 26,700 jobs to the county.

The plan for Lincoln aims to tackle not only the growing population in the area and those attracted to the city, but also help support local economy growth.

Areas earmarked for significant growth so far is land between Ermine West and the A46 bypass, land beyond the West Common, and large plots of land in the Bracebridge area.

The public can have their say on the plans over the next six weeks, then it will be forwarded to Government for approval.

The committee want to know what the public see as issues in the areas proposed, and their opinions on the sites allocated.

Councillor Burt Keimach, Chairman of the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee, said: “It is important to plan ahead for future growth, making sure the right choices are made to maximise benefits and maintain viable, vibrant communities – where shops, schools, pubs and transport can be sustained.”

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