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Prince unveils city's masterplan
Prince Charles visiting Lincoln
The masterplan has been designed by the Prince's Foundation
A 100m masterplan for central Lincoln has been unveiled by Prince Charles during a visit on Wednesday.

The prince's visit coincides with the start of a public consultation on the proposal, which has been designed by The Prince's Foundation.

The plan aims to reconnect the east and west of the city centre through a series of 20 projects over 30 years.

The masterplan, open for public consultation, will be on public display at City Hall until 30 June 2006.

Mayoralty anniversary

Mike Roberts of the city council said the idea would not be funded by rises in council tax bills.

"The plan will enable us to reconnect the High Street to the city's Brayford Pool.

"The city is changing with a new university and new housing and we are trying to co-ordinate the changes that are going on," he said.

Hank Dittmar, chief executive officer for the Prince's Foundation, said people in the city were heavily involved in the masterplan's redefinement.

The scheme includes:

  • building new blocks along the river frontage
  • linking the top and bottom of the city via smaller projects stretching up the hill
  • improving the areas in front of St Marks and Lindongate for shoppers
  • creating two more north-south routes for pedestrians on either side of High Street

During his tour on Wednesday, Prince Charles also visited the Cathedral, the Guildhall on Saltergate and the Priory Community Centre in St Catherine's, South Park.

Whilst at the Guildhall, he recognised the 800th year of Lincoln's mayoralty.

The city's first mayor was appointed in 1206.

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