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Western Growth Corridor public consultation is open

Published: 01/02/2019

The final phase of public consultation on City of Lincoln Council and Lindum Group’s proposed development of Western Growth Corridor begins today. This is Lincoln’s main area of proposed expansion which will provide opportunities for homes, jobs, leisure and retail in a location close to the city centre.

The public consultations and workshops are being held to update residents on the work that has been carried out to date and to provide further detail of flood and traffic mitigation strategies. The consultations will be done as developers of the site and once the application is submitted to the local planning authority, there will be opportunity for people to respond to the relevant planning consultations.

The workshops will take place between 5 and 9 February 2019 with the overall consultation running from today (1 February) until 18 February 2019. These events will have a range of experts present who have been working on the proposals available to answer any questions you may have.

While all of the workshops are open to everyone, given some of the detailed responses on two of the key topic areas we are also holding technical workshops on flood and transport for those who want to understand and go into the technical detail of those topics. Non-technical versions of the flood and transport workshops will take place on the same day.

City of Lincoln Council’s proposed Western Growth Corridor development 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, with a new stadium, health and leisure facilities, a hotel and food and drink provision

Covering 240 hectares to the north of Skellingthorpe Road, the Lincoln Western Growth Corridor is located close to the city centre and represents an opportunity to create an attractive place for people to live and work.

Following the adoption of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, this site has been given in principle approval for development as one of four urban extensions for Lincoln.

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director for Major Developments at the city council, said: “The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan predicted 20 per cent 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.

“The proposed Western Growth Corridor development would go a long way toward meeting the need for more housing and jobs in Lincoln.

“We are providing feedback, and seeking further views from the community to help identify any final issues, constraints and opportunities ahead of submission of the planning application early in the new year.”

Lindum Western Growth Community Director Paul McSorley said: "We look forward to welcoming visitors to the consultation events and are glad to have the opportunity to explain more about our intentions for the project.

"Lindum is pleased to engage in discussions on how we can work in partnership with City of Lincoln Council to transform this area sensitively "

All feedback comments can be made at: www.lincoln.gov.uk/wgcconsultationform

Visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/resident/planning/lincoln-western-growth-corridor for more information.