Western Growth Corridor

Western Growth Corridor Development

Artists impression of plaza

Western Growth Corridor, which will be jointly delivered by City of Lincoln Council and Lindum Western Growth Community Ltd, will be the largest project undertaken in the city for decades, bringing more than £500 million worth of investment into Lincoln over its lifetime and providing hundreds of jobs locally.

Situated off Skellingthorpe road, the development, which was approved in January 2022, will supply the city with 3,200 much needed new homes, a neighbourhood centre, a business park and transport infrastructure that will help alleviate some of Lincoln’s worst traffic problems. 

Tritton Road Eastern Access

Significant time has been taken to plan transport infrastructure which will improve the overall road network in the area, including a new spine road, which will run through the centre of the development, providing a main road to connect the development into the city centre and surrounding area. 

In August 2022, the city council, in partnership with Member of Parliament for Lincoln, Karl McCartney, submitted its bid for £20 million to create a road bridge and adjacent foot bridge linking the city’s Western Growth Corridor development to Tritton Road. The Government’s Levelling Up Round Two programme will see the bridge completed by March 2025, with work anticipated to start at the beginning of 2024.

Latest Update: August 2023

Plans to manage traffic during construction works to the new junction on Skellingthorpe Road/Birchwood Avenue in Lincoln, which will open up the Western Growth Corridor site, have been updated following earlier consultation in March 2023.

The main construction works commenced on 7 August 2023. The construction is expected for around 52 weeks, leading to the creation of a new signalised junction on Skellingthorpe Road, with access into the Western Growth Corridor site. Traffic management plans will be introduced to maintain and control the flow of traffic and to ensure the safety of the public and those working on the scheme.

During the works, the latest in technology temporary three-way traffic signals have been installed and remain active at all times, at the junction of a Skellingthorpe Road and Birchwood Avenue. These signals will be designed to allow traffic to be moving in all directions during the works.

These traffic controls will be closely monitored and managed on site, with changes or additional measures put in place as required to manage any incidents on the wider road network.

Pedestrian access will be maintained as well as access for residents and businesses at all times, with relevant signage in place.

Ahead of the main works starting, there will be some further enabling works taking place on the site in preparation. This is alongside the works to the land at the Church of the Latter Day Saints and will include setting up the main site compound and associated work.

Once these works are complete, the first phase of the Western Growth Corridor housing development will follow in early 2024 with the delivery of the first phase of homes subject to planning permissions. The first 300 homes will be accessed via this new southern access and will include a range of market houses. The overall vision for the development includes open green space, landscape features and accessible, attractive routes for pedestrians.

Western Growth Corridor newsletter

A newsletter updating residents of works on site was created in February 2023. 

Future Western Growth Corridor development newsletters will be sent digitally to those who have signed up:

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Western Growth Corridor plans

To read the planning application for Western Growth Corridor, please enter ‘2019/0294/RG3’ in the search section of the planning portal