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‘Significant milestone’ as first plans submitted for Western Growth Corridor homes

City of Lincoln Council has submitted plans for the first phase of housing as part of a major project. The Western Growth Corridor (WGC) project, which had outline planning permission approved by the city council in January 2022, aims to supply the city with 3,200 new homes, a neighbourhood centre, a business park and transport infrastructure to help alleviate some of Lincoln‘s traffic problems.

The first submission of a reserved matters planning application for the Skellingthorpe Road site includes 52 two and three-storey homes, comprising a range of housing types and sizes. The ‘Phase 1A’ development will be subject to further consultation as part of the planning process.

The council says it aims to deliver a high quality, gateway development with attractive, energy efficient homes. Subject to approval, working with partners Lindum Homes, the proposed homes would maximise insulation to allow for heating via air-source heat pumps, combined with solar panels and EV charging.

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Initial works to create the southern access for the first phase of WGC homes began in July 2023. These works are due to be completed in Summer 2024, with a signalised junction onto Skellingthorpe Road being the main access point for the first homes.

Councillor Naomi Tweddle, portfolio holder for inclusive economic growth at City of Lincoln Council, said: “This is a significant milestone for us as a city council within the overall 35 year plan for the Western Growth Corridor.

“The city council is a significant landowner and has been leading on bringing forward development of the area in a viable, sustainable and deliverable way since 2016. Western Growth Corridor is a key priority within our overall vision for the city and delivers across all of our priorities and objectives.

“It is also the single biggest development area within the city boundary. These first 52 homes will be monumental in the creation of this inclusive and sustainable new community within the heart of Lincoln.”

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