18th May 2017
Boardwalk at Lincoln development opens up wetland area to the public
A newly-created wetland in Lincoln has been opened up to the public with the installation of a new boardwalk.
The timber structure has been built at Chestnut Homes’ LN6 development off Westbrooke Road, and links the new homes with the cycleway and footpaths on Tritton Road.
It crosses the new wetland area which has been created as part of the sustainable urban drainage system for the development. Permeable paving, swales and a dry retention basin have been provided to manage surface water on site and create new wildlife habitats.
A programme of landscaping and native tree planting has also been carried out by the developer to enhance the green character of the frontage to Tritton Road.
Chestnut Homes received planning permission for the first phase of 52 homes at LN6 in April 2015, and construction work is now nearing completion.
Work is due to begin on a second phase of 27 homes, located to the south of phase one, in June.
Prior to the development, the site had become overgrown and was not open to the public, meaning residents on Westbrooke Road and surrounding streets had to travel a long distance via Boultham Park Road and Skellingthorpe Road to access the cycleway and footpaths on Tritton Road.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “The boardwalk at LN6 will enable new and existing residents to enjoy the beauty of this green wildlife area we have created close to Lincoln city centre, as well as providing a convenient route to the main road for cyclists and pedestrians.
“The boardwalk has been designed to blend in with the wetland character of the open space at LN6, which we are proud to have created for the enjoyment of new residents and the wider community.
“We look forward to putting the finishing touches to phase one of LN6 and to commencing construction work on phase two, which will further enhance the green corridor along one of the main routes into the city.”
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