Plans To Turn Former Lincoln Quarry Into Housing Development
Land formerly used by Lincoln Cathedral as a quarry could be turned into a housing development of 75 homes. Limestone was quarried by the cathedral from 1992, but the brownfield site is now redundant. Lincoln Cathedral and Lindum Group have submitted the plans to Lincolnshire County Council.
Its use to restore the city’s most famous historic landmark, the cathedral, makes this site a significant one. However, as a now redundant quarry, the hope is to repurpose the land with new homes.
The quarry is situated on Riseholme Road, and has been owned by the cathedral since 1874 – although the stone was only actively quarried since 1992.
One of the most majestic examples of gothic architecture in England, Lincoln Cathedral is built from natural stone sourced no further than a ¾ mile radius of the building itself. This makes it unique. It’s hoped that this will continue long into the future, even if the former quarry is turned into a housing development.
A new site, just north of the existing quarry, is being tested to see if the stone is a suitable match. If it is a match, it could provide up to 15 years’ worth of material for local stone masonry repairs.
New lease of life for Lincoln quarry
75 homes have been proposed for the site.
Set to be included in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, this should be revised and adopted in early 2023. According to the Lincolnite, it’s hoped that profits from the sale of the site will be used to reinvest in further repair and maintenance of Lincoln Cathedral.
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