February 23, 2018 5.18 pm This story is over 69 months old

Plans submitted for A46 Lancaster gate guardian to Lincoln

The structure would welcome drivers to the city.

A group planning to build a Lancaster Bomber sculpture off the A46 near Lincoln in time for the 100th anniversary of the RAF have submitted their application.

Proposals are now in the hands of North Kesteven District Council, which will be asked to approve the sculpture on land close to Hill Holt Wood.

With the wait for the green light and between £100,000 and £200,000 to raise in total before the build can begin, the team are anxious to begin on the project initially planned for the RAF centenary on April 1.

As reported previously, the sculpture would act as a landmark welcome symbol for Lincoln.

Ken Sadler from the group begin the project, the Bomber County Gateway Trust told The Lincolnite that the project has been delayed, but “if we get a positive response in the next few days we can crack on”.

An outline planning application was submitted to the council on February 22 after some requested changes.

North Kesteven District Council is working with the group on the planning process.

Ken added: “The designs are not complete as we can’t spend the money until we get a response. We are still a way off with donations, but it is hard to ask for big sums of money until we know it is definitely going to happen.

“We’ve got donors prepared to give to us, but we can’t ask them until we have had full responses on the application.”

A spokeswoman at North Kesteven District Council said: “The application remains invalid at the present time. We continue to work with the applicants, and have extended the deadline for outstanding items to 26 February.”

CAD designs being developed by Joel Sadler – undergraduate in Automotive Engineering at Staffordshire University

Posted by Bomber County Gateway Trust on Friday, 29 December 2017