November 30, 2018 10.44 am This story is over 34 months old

Council wants to build Birchwood allotments

First new site in 40 years

The City of Lincoln Council wants to put a new allotment site in the Birchwood area.

This would be the first new allotment site in the city for over 40 years.

The site will be located at Melbourne Road on the open land to the rear of the area.

The planned allotment would take up one hectare of the existing three hectare open space off Melbourne Road.

Entrance to the site would be via the current access point from Melbourne Road itself and it would have a double vehicle access gate. It would be fenced off from general access.

The overview of the whole area.

The council is also looking for the views of local residents, with those in the Birchwood area able to apply to have an allotment at the site as soon as the new plots are open.

Consultations will take place at the Life Church on Birchwood avenue over the following three dates: January 7 2019 (10am-2pm), January 9 (5pm-9pm), January 11 (10am-9pm).

Bruce Kelsey, Allotment Strategy Officer at the council, said: “We’ve seen the need for an allotment in this area for some time now, and hope that the residents of the Birchwood area, and particularly around Melbourne Road, get behind the project so they can start seeing the benefits for themselves.”

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