Lindongate is a proposed development to regenerate and reinvigorate the south-east corner of Lincoln city centre. It is a scheme that has been promoted over many years by the site owners Lincolnshire Co-operative wth the active support of Lincoln City Council.
The long period needed to address complex site assembly and technical and design issues means that such projects often span whole economic cycles and are always costly. It is widely recognised however that the delivery of Lindongate is needed not only to support the Sincil Street area but also to ensure the long term vitality of the city centre as a whole.
The proposals finally developed include a new public transport interchange for the city, over 850 car spaces, high quality retail space - including a major department store - improved pedestrian access over the railway via a new footbridge and several new riverside restaurants and bars. Take a look at the full proposals to see how Lindongate will breathe new life into Lincoln city centre.
8 March 2012
Councillors sitting on the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee have approved the principle of the Lindongate scheme, a major project which will transform the city centre and create a brand new transport interchange.
Applicant and landowner Lincolnshire Co-operative has welcomed the decision to grant outline planning permission for the project.
Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter said: “We have continued to work on the Lindongate scheme because we believe it will bring many benefits for people who live, work, shop and visit Lincoln city centre. We’re pleased that the planning committee has agreed the principle of Lindongate.”
Agent Banks Long & Co has been leading the scheme on behalf of Lincolnshire Co-op, working with planning consultants Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, architects Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare and a range of other specialist consultants.
Following the approval, the next stage of the work will be to meet the planning conditions set down by the council. Details of a Section 106 agreement will also have to be drawn up and agreed before a decision notice can be issued.
Negotiations are continuing with interested development partners and prospective new retail tenants. These will form the basis of detailed planning applications that will then be needed for specific parts of the project. Further public consultations will take place as these detailed applications come forward.