January 11, 2019 3.19 pm This story is over 58 months old

Final consultation for 3,200 homes on Western Growth Corridor

Almost ready to go

The final phase of the City of Lincoln Council’s 3,200 home Western Growth Corridor development is set to go out to the public ahead of a planning application being submitted for the multi-million pound project.

The Western Growth Corridor proposals are:

  • 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 previous consultation had seen people raise concerns about the “rat-run” at Hartsholme Drive which led to the council making changes to its masterplan.

Now, the new workshops will take place between 5 and 9 February 2019 with the overall consultation running from 1 to 18 February 2019.

Plans for the Western Growth Corridor include up to 3,200 homes, a hotel, leisure complex and Lincoln City football stadium.

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.

“We are providing feedback, and seeking further views from the community to help identify any final issues, constraints and opportunities ahead of submission of the planning application early in the new year.”

Lindum Western Growth Community Director Paul McSorley said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the consultation events and are glad to have the opportunity to explain more about our intentions for the project.

“Lindum is pleased to engage in discussions on how we can work in partnership with City of Lincoln Council to transform this area sensitively “

Dates for the new public consultation workshops.

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