Lincoln Kiosk Set To Be Demolished As Part of City Redevelopment Plans

The exterior of the Lincoln Cornhill Kiosk (c) Photo by Fergus Jeffs

A business owner in Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter is at a standoff with Lincoln City Council over plans to move her from her current location and demolish her kiosk.

The plan to demolish the kiosk is the latest in a series of businesses that have been threatened with closure as part of the wide-scale redevelopment of Lincoln’s Cornhill area.

The kiosk along with a tree deemed dangerous by the council are set to be removed to expand the Cornhill quarter’s public square.

The £30m redevelopment project has already led to the opening of the coffee shop 200 Degrees, clothes shops Seasalt and Moss Bros and kitchenware shop Lakeland along with a new multi-storey car park and a new bus station.

However, Greenwoods Menswear in January and Thornton’s in March are the most recent casualties of the Lincoln City Council’s plan to make Lincoln more attractive to new visitors.

As a result of these plans to improve, is the old Lincoln being moved to make way for the new?

The kiosk’s owner Jane Hewitt does not agree with the future plans for her business, having worked there for over 25 years.

Further plans for Lincoln’s redevelopment include the building of an Everyman cinema and the extension of Lincoln’s outdoor market in City Square, although these plans are not popular with the local population.