Knights’ Planning team have secured planning permission for a £1.8 million revamp of Lincoln City Football Club’s stadium.

Lincoln City recently unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the Stacey West Stand at the LNER Stadium.

Ollie Clawson from Knights’ Planning team worked with the club to help put together a proposal that includes:

  • Creating a new Community Skills and Education Hub for the Lincoln City Foundation
  • Providing much-needed upgrades to infrastructure, water and power
  • Upgrading the Stacey West Stand’s aesthetics
  • Installing safe-standing sections, subject to governing body approval

As the proposal took shape, Knights’ team worked to ensure the plans meet the required quality for the club and residents.

The work undertaken built on Knights’ relationship with the football club, after colleagues supported the Lincoln City Foundation’s festive foodbank and gift donation appeal in the run-up to Christmas.

Martin Hickerton, chief executive at the Lincoln City Foundation, said:

"This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the Foundation - the work we do in Lincoln and the surrounding area has never been more important.

"This will help us unlock the real potential of the Foundation and we cannot wait to watch the new building take shape."

Ollie Clawson, Associate at Knights, said:

 “I’m delighted to have been able to secure full planning permission on behalf of Lincoln City F.C. The proposals are the product of several months’ hard work between ourselves, the football club, property agents Banks Long & Co and Lindum Group who designed the scheme.

Lincoln City F.C. is an important pillar in the local community and so it’s great to not only be able to support the club from a playing perspective, but also help secure new high-quality facilities for Lincoln City Foundation, who we were proud to support prior to Christmas, and look forward to doing so again once they’ve made the move to their new home in the Stacey West Stand.”

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