Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, has expressed caution upon hearing the University of Lincoln’s new plans for the site of the agricultural college at Riseholme.
“I am very wary of this new proposal,” Sir Edward told the press. “Not only does it continue to completely disregard the disputed claims to the use of the site but the level of residential development is far beyond the needs of the local community in Riseholme. With a neighbourhood plan at an advanced stage, local residents and other stakeholders, like the universities, have had the opportunity to shape local planning policy for decades to come.”
“Overall I am very disappointed with the way the University of Lincoln has behaved throughout this saga. We are very sad to see Riseholme College being forced out of its home of over half a century.”
“I will be consulting with local residents as well as parish and district councillors to discuss these new plans and see what can be done about them.”