City farm proposed in Lincoln
A proposal to create a city farm in Lincoln on former allotment land is to be considered by councillors.
A business case for the site in Wragby Road has been put forward to the City of Lincoln Council by Green Synergy, a charitable company which aims to create “inspiring and therapeutic environments with plants or animals where people can socialise, thrive and learn”.
The group has asked to be able to use the council-owned land adjacent to Tesco, with the potential of creating a farm which would have livestock including poultry, pigs, goats and small animals/pets.
The site has previously been looked at by the Darwin Wildlife Group as a place where it could create a wildlife haven and in March 2011 the authority agreed to offer the group the chance to lease the site.
However, despite on-going discussions between the council and DWG no formal lease has been made.
The council has now written to DWG to advise it of the situation and that it is likely it would need to re-submit a business case which would then be considered alongside the city farm.
John Bibby, director of housing and community services at the city council said: “It is important that the decision made for this site is the right one for all involved. If the recommendation is approved, we will work with both interested organisations to agree the most appropriate use of this site for the wider benefit of the community."
The city council’s executive committee will consider the business case at its meeting on Tuesday, August 27.