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Western Growth Corridor - Life Church - 2 August 2017

Q) What will be the provision for Dr’s surgeries be?

A) We are currently consulting on people’s views on this matter. It would be appreciated if people could make their feelings known on what level of provision for Dr’s surgeries they feel there ought to be on the development.

Q) Is 3200 the exact number of houses that we be developed?

A) Yes, this is the average number of house which can be delivered within the hectares given over to developable land on the site.

Q) Will the tip waste be removed from the site?

A) The tip remediation strategy is to cap the existing area and vent the site so as to allow natural ventilation.

Q) Will the link road become a rat run?

A) The link road will be similar in scale and volume to Carholme Road and Skellingthorpe Road. We are also intending to incorporate into the design of the road traffic calming measures.

Q) Will all of the construction traffic come off Skellingthorpe Road?

A) We are currently looking at two links for construction traffic to enter the site.

Q) What about the link from the A46 to Birchwood Avenue / Skellingthorpe Road?

A) We are consulting on this. Roads are part of a much larger strategy. The Skellingthorpe Road roundabout is due to have some improvements made to it due to an approval planning application in Skellingthorpe.

Q) What is the purpose of the link road to Tritton Road?

A) The new junction and railway bridge linking to Tritton Road is expected to cater for the traffic using the new link road. The addition of this link road will dramatically reduce traffic on Skellingthorpe Road.

Q) What other sites were highlighted in the local plan for development of housing within Lincoln?

A) The Local Plan suggested four sites suitable for the development of housing. These included the WGC, the North-East Quadrant which will have provision for around 1800 houses, the South-East quadrant which will in total cater for 8000 homes. Finally, the South West quadrant will have provision for 1500 houses.

Q) Which of these developments will be started first?

A) The North-East quadrant has just received planning approval for 400 homes.

Q) Why are you building on a flood plain?

A) Because there is no more available land to build on within the city boundaries. However, we have a duty to provide the houses needed as set out in the Local Plan.

Q) Will there be enhanced flood risks to the existing homes surrounding the site?

A) We have worked with the Environments Agency (EA) and the Internal Drainage Board to model and mitigate against any flooding risks. We are conducting improvements works to the existing drainage infrastructure, raising the banks on the main drain and Improving he capacity and flow of the Boultham Catch water drain.

Q) How will the junction at Tritton Road be controlled?

A) It is the intention to control this junction via traffic lights.

Q) What is being done to attract the jobs that will be needed to cater for the projected growth of the population of Lincoln?

A) The local plan highlighted that there would be around 12000 new jobs created within Lincoln over the period of the local plan. This development fits into the wider growth strategy of the city and the wider Central Lincolnshire area.

Q) How can local people object to this proposal and stop it?

A) The principal of developing this site has been approved in the Local Plan. As such there is realistically nothing that can be done to stop development on this site. People can however be involved with directing what the development could look and feel like.

Q) How many consultation events were undertaken as part of the local plan consultation?

A) In total there were three separate consultation events undertaken as part of the Local Plan process.

Q) Why doesn’t the CoLC develop existing sites within the city of Lincoln?

A) As part of the local plan process certain sites within the city centre have been highlighted for development. However, the local plan states that Lincoln will need a minimum of 12,000 new houses if it is to grow as suggested. Because of this it is necessary to develop housing on sites such as the Western Growth Corridor if we are to meet our growth projections.

Q)  Why did Taylor Wimpey not develop the site after they submitted their application? 

A) The Environments Agency (EA) put in a planning objection as they were not happy with the flood mitigation strategy as set out in the 2006 proposal. Furthermore, due to the 2008 financial crash Taylor Wimpey stopped developing a number of their sites, one of which was the WGC.

Q) Why is the A46 link road not being put in?

A) This will be reviewed after 1400 / 1600 homes have been built, which is expected to take between 12 & 14 years. This will consider the effect of this increase in traffic to the road infrastructure in this area. Currently the traffic modelling suggests that this direct link to the A46 is not needed.

Q) What will be the effect of the football traffic on the development and the existing communities surrounding the site?

 A) For the planning application, we have to demonstrate that the road infrastructure could cope with the expected football traffic. It is advantageous to have the stadium situated at this juncture in the site as it rests 1 mile away from the train station. It also has close public transport connections, linking it to and from the city centre and other parts of the city.

Q) It is imperative that the infrastructure is put in prior to housing being built on site. What will be done to ensure that this is the case?

A) Our traffic modelling does not show this link road being the best solution to traffic problems in the surrounding area. If we are able to put the infrastructure in place prior to the development then we shall do so. This however is dependent upon gaining funding. 

Q) What is the logic regarding the placing of residential and commercial zoning within the site?

A) It is viewed that by placing the commercial zone where it is situated on the masterplan it will have close links with the existing LSIP site. This is where much of the economic and commercial growth of Lincoln in the period of the Local Plan will be felt. The existence of two separate areas for housing is due to a number of factors, however it is expected that the housing closer to the city will cater for housing provision for young people, elderly people and young retirees. As such the provision of housing will be a mix between higher density blocks a=of flats and smaller two and three bedroom flats. In the housing zone closer to the A46 it is expected that larger family homes will be built here, as well as single storey homes and smaller blocks of houses. The aspiration is that this development will cater for all provisions of housing needed within the city and will provide a community where people can live from cradle to grave.

Q) What is the timescale of the phasing plan?

A) The development has a 23 year phasing plan in total. Within the initial three years it is intended that 150 homes will be developed.

Q) Can a weekend consultation be undertaken?

A) This will be looked into and residents will be informed of any future consultation events put on.

Q) What will happen with the existing wildlife?

A) We intend to create areas within the site separate to where hosing will be placed to allow the existing wildlife and ecology to flourish.