Western Growth Corridor archeological dig begins

An archeological dig has begun on the site of the proposed Western Growth Corridor development, which includes up to 3,200 homes, football stadium and a hotel.

The dig is taking place on land north of Skellingthorpe Road in the city and is expected to last for around three weeks.

The proposed development is expected to include:

  • 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 and a hotel

Artist impression of part of the Western Growth Corridor vision

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

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director for Major Developments at City of Lincoln Council, said: “Over the coming three weeks we are conducting site investigation works to support the planning application for the proposed Western Growth Corridor development. There will, therefore, be a range of activity on site during this time.

“This is part of the work we need to undertake so we can progress with an appropriate development.

“Once the archaeological dig is complete, we hope to display any finds on site so the public can come along and see them for themselves.”