North East Lincolnshire Council has secured a further £6 million government funding to support major developments in the latest round of Growth Deals announced by the Government today (Thursday 29 Jan).
The new money will go towards four key projects:
- Two projects to support the South Humber Industrial Infrastructure Programme (SHIIP) phase 1 in North East Lincolnshire
- Junction improvements of the A1173 and Kiln Lane roundabout at Stallingborough
- Regeneration of two key sites in central Cleethorpes
The bids for funding were put forward through both the Humber LEP and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
More about the projects
Stallingborough Interchange Strategic Employment Site
The project will deliver junction improvements to the junction of the A1173 and Kiln Lane Roundabout at Stallingborough to unlock the first phase (13.6 hectares) of development of the Stallingborough Interchange strategic employment site. This site will be attractive to ports, logistics and manufacturing users as a result of its strategic location in close proximity to the Port of Immingham and A180. This will unlock the development of the first, 13.6 hectare phase of development on land to the south and east of this junction. This will facilitate the development of up to 54,000 sq.m of B2/B8 floorspace and 530 gross indirect jobs.
Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme
This project will strengthen the role of Cleethorpes town centre as the key driver of the visitor economy in North East Lincolnshire and will support efforts to encourage urban living. It will provide gap funding to accelerate the development of two pivotal gap sites in the town centre through Local Growth Fund support, alongside complementary investment proposals by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Council to promote the restoration/re-use of historic buildings and improving the quality of the public realm. The Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme will attracting new private sector investment and benefit local businesses, residents and visitors.
Humber Link Road Programme
Linked to the proposed development of the Great Coates Industrial Park, this project will see Moody Lane in Grimsby extended to the west to link with Hobson Way, joining the two port complexes together and make sites along the Humber bank more accessible. The project involves land acquisition and road construction.
Strategic Ecological Mitigation Sites
Many of the sites along the Humber bank have protected status for wildlife (SSSI, RAMSAR etc). This is can be seen a barrier to industrial development as incoming companies need to set aside space for habitat protection which can represent a significant, ‘up-front’ development cost. This bid is for a programme of proactive land acquisition along the South Humber bank to create appropriate wildlife habitats, to be managed in the future by local wildlife trusts. This will de-risk the future development of major employment sites along the A180 Corridor.