The final phase of public consultation on the city council and Lindum Group’s proposed 3,200 homes development on the Western Growth Corridor begins today (February 1).
Covering 240 hectares to the north of Skellingthorpe Road, the proposed expansion will provide opportunities for homes, jobs, leisure and retail in a location close to the city centre.
As previously reported, the final phase of the development will go out to the public ahead of a planning application being submitted for the multi-million pound project.
The public consultations and workshops are being held to update residents on the work that has been carried out. They will also give further detail of flood and traffic mitigation strategies. The consultations will be done as developers of the site.
The proposed Western Growth Corridor development includes:
- Up to 3,200 homes
- Local centre with retail and commercial units
- New primary school
- Commercial employment area of up to 20 hectares
- 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.
Strategic Director for Major Developments at the city council, Katie Ellis, 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.”
Public consultation workshops
The workshops will take place between February 5-9, with the overall consultation running from February 1-18.
These events will have a range of experts present, who have been working on the proposals, available to answer any questions.