Designs have been revealed for the brand new Lincoln City football stadium and homes as part of the multi-million pound, 3,200-home Western Growth Corridor project.
City of Lincoln Council formally submitted a planning application for the scheme which council leader Ric Metcalfe described as a “huge opportunity” for the city.
The project will include a new stadium for the Imps, who secured promotion to League One this past weekend, as well as sport and leisure facilities.
The Western Growth Corridor plan also includes:
- 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, health and leisure facilities, a hotel and food and drink provision
The masterplan also outlines the potential spaces earmarked for a skate park, park and ride facility, public green spaces and allotments.
Councillor Metcalfe previously described the project, which has been decades in the making, as a “terrific addition” to the city.
“It’s growing the city in a sustainable way,” he said.
“It’s bringing new homes, affordable homes, employment, a new leisure offer, new infrastructure and it’s going to be a community that should look good as well.
“Most of the site is not going to be built on, most of it will remain green open land with water.
“We hope that it’s going to be an immensely attractive place to live and a terrific addition to the City of Lincoln.”
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, but officers said these could be brought forward.
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.
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 its masterplan.
City councillors will make a decision on the planning application for the project at a later date.
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