Latest plans reveal new Lincoln City stadium location

The City of Lincoln Council is set to submit its final masterplan for the Western Growth Corridor, mapping out where 3,200 homes and the proposed new Lincoln City stadium would be built if approved.

The detailed proposal going to city planners also outlines the potential spaces earmarked for a skate park, park and ride facility, public green spaces and allotments.

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

Access to the stadium, leisure facilities and retail would be from Tritton road. The plans mark the route as giving priority to buses.

Phases for the development have also been proposed.

The first developments on the agenda would be a new roundabout for Skellingthorpe Road, improvements to the A46 roundabout and 300 homes.

Last to be completed would be the leisure village and the football stadium.

Council officials are also looking to secure funding for the link road connecting Skellingthorpe Road with Tritton Road, including a road bring over the railway line.

Kate Ellis, strategic director for major developments at the city council, said previously: “The proposed Western Growth Corridor development would go a long way toward meeting the need for more housing and jobs in Lincoln.

“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.”

An earlier consultation on the project resulted in a number of concerns from residents about potential congestion and flooding.

The City Council did not however decide to make any changes to plans and will put the designs to its executive committee on Wednesday before submitting an outline planning application.