Lincoln Cornhill Square refresh given the green light

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City of Lincoln Council has gained Executive approval to give Lincoln’s Cornhill Square a refresh through the development of a larger community space around the new Cornhill Quarter and an outdoor market offer for the city using all of City Square.

Works, which include the removal of the Cornhill Kiosk and the adjacent tree, were approved by the City of Lincoln Council’s Executive Committee on Monday, March 11.

The works around the Cornhill Square will include improvements to the public realm in order to create an open space for events facing directly onto the High Street.

The outdoor market will extend onto all of City Square to enhance the current market offer in Lincoln.

These improvements will form part of City of Lincoln Council’s Vision 2020 to strengthen the vibrancy of the city centre and support the recent development of Lincoln Transport Hub and Lincolnshire Co-operative’s Cornhill Quarter.

Kate Ellis, Director of Major Developments at City of Lincoln Council, said: “The city’s new Transport Hub and Cornhill Quarter have already enhanced the gateway to Lincoln, which is why we want to continue this further into some of our other city centre spaces to create a better experience for everyone as they walk through the city.

“The removal of the Cornhill Kiosk and adjacent tree will mark the first stage of improvements to create an effective public space for events in the heart of the city, allowing us to better utilise City Square with a robust market offering for traders and visitors alike.

“We want to drive the city’s economic growth by providing new opportunities for start-up businesses through a strong and sustainable market in Lincoln, as well create new retail offers and encourage positive community activity in the area.”