Lincolnshire County Council have recently announced that it is developing an updated strategy to support the economic and spatial development of Greater Lincoln through the delivery of access and transport improvements. The previous transport strategy, developed in 2006, has led to the construction of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass (completion Summer 2020) and active consideration of a Southern Bypass as well as the completion of the East West Link Road.
LLRA along with WERA (West End Residents Association) will be working with the Carholme Community Forum to put a joint submission in to this consultation. Whilst there are few specific details available so far, the County Council has organised Transport Strategy drop-in sessions start next week at the following locations/times:
- Ruddocks (on Lincoln High Street): Tuesday 22 January, 10am-6pm
- Bentley Hotel in North Hykeham: Wednesday 23 January, 2-8pm
- Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln: Friday 25 January, 9am-5:30pm
- Ruddocks (on Lincoln High Street): Saturday 26 January, 10am-6pm
- Welton Village Hall (51 Ryland Road, LN2 3LU): Monday 25 February, 3-8pm
- Waddington Community Hub (on Waddington High Street, LN5 9RF): Wednesday 27 February, 3-8pm
The final updated strategy is expected to be published in late Autumn 2019.
LLRA committee members will be attending these sessions and would encourage other members of the Long Leys community to do the same if you can find the time. LLRA also has a delegate at a stakeholder workshop being held by the County Council on 29 January.
During February, LLRA will be actively canvassing the views of the Long Leys community to get your views. Cycling and bus services will no doubt feature in the consultation. LLRA are also aware that there is private investor interest in developing a Park & Ride facility in the vicinity of the Carholme Roundabout to encourage care owners using the A46 and A57 to switch to bus access to Lincoln city centre.
LLRA understand that the term “Greater Lincoln” refers to an area with approx 10km radius of Lincoln city centre which would include Hykeham and Saxilby. The Transport Strategy is expected to have a life of 10-15 years.