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Lincoln project to develop thousands of homes and a new stadium

Lincoln project to develop thousands of homes and a new stadium

A major new blueprint for the Western Growth Corridor (Swanpool) in Lincoln has been unveiled by the city council, with 3,200 homes and a new football stadium among the main features of the plans.
 
Located by the railway and the A46 bypass, the site will see the new homes being delivered alongside a new hotel, restaurants, a leisure centre and the stadium, which will hold 12,000 seats and provide Lincoln City Football Club with a modern facility to provide income on matchdays, as well as room for 2,000 more spectators that their existing Sincil Bank home.
 
The club reached the FA Cup quarter-finals this year - the first non-league side to progress so far in the competition in over a century - and were promoted to the Football League as well, but the club is keen to ensure that it has a firm base for the future to ensure it does not slip into the non-league ranks again.
 
Speaking about the development of the 240-hectare site, the strategic director of major developments at the council Kate Ellis said: "The consultation event on Wednesday June 28th attracted over 70 visitors, and we have gained some valuable feedback during the two sessions.
 
"This is the start of a consultation process where there will be a range of events for people to air their views and give us ideas.
 
"Our intention is to submit outline planning permission for the Western Growth Corridor, along with detailed junction designs, in October this year."
 
News of the latest plan follows the granting of planning permission earlier this month for Standard Life Investments to expand the St Mark's Shopping Centre in the city centre, with the new development containing 485,000 sq ft of leisure space as well as 150 homes, a hotel, restaurants and 1,100 student beds.
 
Lincoln City are not alone in planning a new football stadium. The other side promoted to the Football League, Forest Green Rovers, have plans to move from their current home in the Gloucestershire town of Nailsworth to a pioneering all-wooden eco-stadium at a new green business park.  

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