After a two month public consultation the final plans for Lindongate shopping centre have been submitted.
It is hoped that the 100 million pound scheme will increase employment and benefit the community by introducing transport interchange and much needed parking facilities to the small city. If outline permission is granted, the Co-op will look to appoint a new development partner to take on the project. The project has been evaluated since the first proposal in 2008 and it is hoped that a decision will be made by the start of the year 2012.
Whilst the endeavour holds what seems to be a promising future for the city there are some concerns within the community about how the architect of the complex will fit in with Lincoln’s traditional and pretty scenery, residents have also raised concerns about the smaller local businesses struggling to compete with the venture.
However Ursula Lidbetter the chief executive of the development reassured that “Of those who submitted comments about Lindongate to us, 92 per cent were positive, which was pleasing.”