After a number of public consultations by Birchwood Big Local in the Birchwood area. It became clear that the majority of people in the area desire an increase in the number of children’s play areas.
Jasmin Green was identified as the area most in need of facilities for young people. It was recognised that the key factor in installing play equipment was the long-term maintenance and eventual replacement.
Following consultation with the City of Lincoln Council, a scheme was proposed where a number of affordable rent properties would be constructed on Jasmin Green, with an income from the properties contributing towards the long-term upkeep of play equipment planned to be installed on the Green.

During further public consultations this scheme was shown to meet the aspirations of residents.

An application for outline planning permission for the housing development was granted November 2017.

An agreement in principle for the transfer of the land for the housing and play areas to BACLT was achieved from City of Lincoln Council in 2017

A grant from Homes England Community Housing Fund was awarded to the scheme in December 2019, which has now progressed the housing scheme to planning and design approval stage.

An application for full planning permission for the housing scheme was submitted end of March 2020.

This project has now progressed to receiving full planning permission in June 2020, for 49 dwellings, 28 Bungalows, 5 Dormer Bungalows and 16 two-story houses.

A number of documents submitted with the Planning Application can be Accessed Here.