Thursday 13th of February saw another successful planning application from Globe Consultants. The application to increase the capacity of Lincoln City’s home ground, The LNER Stadium (formerly Sincil Bank Stadium) was granted permission following planning advice from Globe Consultants.
Lincoln City Football Club has been a feature of the city since its inception in 1884, moving to their current location at Sincil Bank in 1985. The proposal looks to complement the football club’s recent success on the pitch by extending the existing Stacey West stand to provide an additional 1500 seats for their home games. The extension will enable the club to better accommodate both its growing home support as well provide the ability to accommodate greater numbers of away supporters as a result of the step up to League One football. The stadium extension will also look to offer fans a more complete experience by providing the Stacey West stand with new facilities, including concession stands and toilets, within a concourse below the extension. As an important part of the community of Lincoln, and more widely within Lincolnshire, the football club was also looking to use this application to give back to the community and as such have planned to create classroom and meeting room space within the extension for use by both Lincoln City associated community groups and the wider community. While currently only used on matchdays this extension will allow the stand to become a multifunctional space for use throughout the week.
Globe Consultants were able to lead the club in submitting their application, as well providing both a supporting planning statement and a transport plan for the proposal. Key considerations included references to local and national policy, impact of increased capacity of travel arrangements to and from the football stadium and flood risk and drainage associated with the nearby Sincil Dike. The proposal was also able to tie in the installation of new perimeter fencing around the nearby 3G AGP, to improve the site.
With several big football fans in the office, Globe was delighted to work in support of the club, and wish Lincoln City continued success into the future. UTI