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.

March 2024: New Skellingthorpe Road junction nearing completion at Western Growth Corridor 12 weeks early

City of Lincoln Council has confirmed that the construction works to create a new signalised junction on Skellingthorpe Road/Birchwood Avenue, are shortly due to be completed.

These works form part of the wider infrastructure for the Western Growth Corridor project.

This will mean that the current traffic management system will be removed and the new signalised junction will be in operation for road users, 12 weeks ahead of schedule.

To complete these works, a full road closure and diversion will be in place from 2 April for around three weeks to allow the final road surfacing to be laid. To minimise disruption to traffic this work will be carried out under nighttime working between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

The diversion, which has been agreed with the local highways authority and Highways England and can be found here, will also be signposted. This route has been designed to minimise disruption to the road network and keep the traffic flowing for all road users.

Early warning notices for this will be displayed from 18 March, ahead of the works commencing.

Access into the petrol station, Subway and Spar shop on Birchwood Avenue will be maintained during this works although access into and out of the petrol station will be via Skellingthorpe Road exit. 

Bus services will continue to run and operate around the diversion route.

October 18, 2023: GRAHAM appointed as lead contractor for WGC:

GRAHAM, a leading construction and civil engineering company, has been appointed by the City of Lincoln Council to design and deliver crucial elements of the Western Growth Corridor development.

The Western Growth Corridor project in Lincoln is set to transform the city and bring new opportunities for housing and economic growth.

The work elements include the design and construction of a new vehicular/cycle/pedestrian bridge over the railway and a pedestrian bridge enhancing safety and connectivity between the site and the existing communities.

The Pagabo Civils & Infrastructure Framework has been used to procure and appoint GRAHAM for this Design and Construct project. The framework ensures that competent and experienced contractors are appointed for major infrastructure projects. Read more about the appointment here.

October Update, 2023:

Following outline planning consent approval for the overall Western Growth Corridor (WGC) project in January 2022 and further consultation earlier this year, plans for the first phase of housing development on the site have now been submitted.

The proposals include two and three storey homes, comprising a range of housing types and sizes and will be subject to further consultation as part of the planning process. 

The theme of sustainability has been central to the design process, in terms of the homes themselves and in the wider landscape design and layout. 

The aim is to deliver a high quality, gateway development with attractive, energy efficient homes. 

Subject to approval, working with partners Lindum Homes, the homes will maximise insulation to allow for heating via air-source heat pumps, combined with solar panels and EV charging. 

To view the planning application and make any comments, you can visit the website here and enter reference number: 2023/0736/RM.

August Update, 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  

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