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Investment and regeneration projects

Throughout North East Lincolnshire, there is a planned programme of major investment and infrastructure works, including significant works in Cleethorpes and Grimsby.

Additionally, key highways schemes designed to unlock housing areas, link up key industrial sites and improve journey times across North East Lincolnshire are underway.

Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme – A major £6.7M programme for key areas in Cleethorpes

Over the past year £6.7million of external funding has been secured to invest in the resort over the next three years.

In March 2017 CoastNEL was awarded nearly £4million from the Coastal Communities Fund to help deliver a number of key projects in Cleethorpes to enhance key areas, provide new facilities and deliver events in the resort.

Key elements of the project include:

  • £3.3million which is earmarked to be spent improving the public realm and introducing public art at key arrival sites, the promenades and in the historic town centre streets. This work will build on the £2.77million Townscape Heritage programme due to start in 2018.
  • £332K of funding will be spent on marketing and exciting new events to enhance the current programme and help extend the season into an all-year-round tourist destination.
  • A visitor economy specialist who will deliver business support in the form of coaching, mentoring and advice to businesses on customer service, technology, business planning, diversification and marketing.

The CoastNEL team who successfully led the bid, is a partnership of local business people, arts, heritage and tourism groups and the local authority.

To find out more visit invest NEL .

Grimsby Town Centre Masterplan 2022 – 2030

In June 2020 the Council commissioned Arup to develop a detailed town centre Masterplan for Grimsby with the key objective of guiding plans for the investment and delivery of transformational projects for the town over the next 10 years.

The town has progressed a number of exciting projects following its early, 2018 pilot Town Deal with Government and the Masterplan now provides the strategy for the next stage of the town’s development. It’s evidence base has been used to prioritise the town centre projects for delivery up to 2025/26, with the Towns Fund programme being the route to this delivery. The Masterplan can be found on the Town Deal page.

Greater Grimsby Town Deal

In 2018 Grimsby secured a ground-breaking pilot Town Deal with government which described its plans for major investment for the town.

The deal lead by the Greater Grimsby Board and backed by public and private investors has unlocked millions of pounds worth of development for the town and kick-started the introduction of a nationwide programme by government in 2019 called the Towns Fund Programme. More information can be found on the Town Deal page.

South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP)

A £30m project to deliver major infrastructure investments, industrial sites and create employment

SHIIP is a £42 million project to deliver major infrastructure investments, industrial sites and employment creation in North East Lincolnshire, UK.

The programme is focused on major enterprise zone sites, located on the south bank of the Humber estuary. Working in partnership, North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE are delivering SHIIP over a period of 5-10 years.

A180 South Humber Bank Highway Improvements scheme

In 2018 we secured nearly £2.1m from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP) to improve and carry out essential maintenance to two key industrial roads directly linked to the A180.

The total project is worth £2.6m with £0.5m jointly contributed between North East Lincolnshire Council and Network Rail.

The two roads; Moody and Woad Lane, are the main access routes to key employment sites in Grimsby and will link to the junction of the new Humber Link Road. Work will start in March and take 10 months to complete.

This is the first phase of a planned three stage programme of road and cycle improvements to the A180 and its link roads.

The objectives of this first phase are to:

  • Maintain and enhance access to the existing industrial estates adjoining the A180 and employment sites on the South Humber Bank, improving journey time reliability for road users
  • Provide new safer off-road facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Provide long term cost savings by improving the condition of the highway
  • Reduce the risk of disruption and congestion on these estate roads.

Scheme email address

Little Coates Road / Cambridge Road Junction

WORK to transform a busy junction and main through-fare through central Grimsby will start in mid-January 2020, with the installation of a fit-for-purpose roundabout to improve traffic flow and provide access to a potential new housing site.

Once complete the new roundabout will replace the existing mini roundabout at the junction of Cambridge Road and Little Coates Road, which has long been a pinch-point for traffic delays during busy times of the day.

The majority of the works are being funded through a £1.8m grant from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, matched with funding from NELC.

The highway improvement works are expected to take approximately 28 weeks to be delivered, due to start on Monday 13 January 2020, ending in July. Disruption to road users will be reduced to a minimum at the beginning and end of the scheme as the bulk of the works will take place on the former Western site.

Once completed, the existing routes of Cambridge Road and Little Coates Road will have been re-aligned to meet the new roundabout.

As part of the works, a few trees will be removed and replaced elsewhere to allow the roundabout to be constructed. However, there are a few protected trees in the area which will remain where they are.

General Layout (PDF, 359KB)

Phasing Plan (PDF, 1718KB)

Site Clearance Plan (PDF, 2.7MB)

Landscape Scheme (PDF, 1362KB)

Frequently asked questions – January 2020 update (Word, 1049KB)

A18 Road Safety Scheme

In 2018, the North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership jointly secured £2.8m funding with Lincolnshire Country Council from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.

Work started on site on Monday 27 January 2020 and is due to be complete by May/June 2021.

The phasing timeline below is subject to change.

A18 Road Safety Scheme Phasing Plan (PDF, 4MB)

Phase 1 – Completed

  • Carriageway widening, tree removal and the introduction of a right turn lane at Oaklands Hotel
  • Carriageway widening and the introduction of a right turn lane at Laceby Manor Golf Club
  • A full road closure will be in place during this phase

Phase 1 – Oaklands Hotel Entrance Plan (PDF, 460KB)

Phase 1 – Oaklands Hotel Entrance Landscaping Plan (PDF, 784KB)

Phase 1 – Laceby Manor Golf Club Entrance Plan (PDF, 1448KB)

Phase 2 – Completed

  • A section of road known as Waterdell, between Waltham Road and Ashby Hill junctions, will be resurfaced and a high friction surface applied
  • Overnight road closures will be in place and access maintained during the daytime.

Phase 2 – Waterdell Plan (PDF, 825KB)

Phase 3 (Lincolnshire County Council area) – Completed

  • Introduction of a right turn lane at the Barton Street and Lincoln Gate junction towards Utterby on Barton Street
  • During this phase, works will be carried out under 24 hour temporary traffic signals.

Phase 3 – Barton Street Lincoln Gate Junction Plan (PDF, 1476KB)

Phase 4 – TBC

  • The installation of a roundabout at the A18 junction with Waltham Road;
  • The final phase will be completed under a road closure.

A speed limit of 50mph, currently in place in the North East Lincolnshire boundary, will be introduced along the full length of the A18 into Lincolnshire County Council.

Phase 4 – Waltham Road Junction Plan (PDF, 478KB)

Phase 4 – Waltham Road junction Landscaping Plan (PDF, 987KB)

Active Travel Fund (Tranche 2)

The Council and ENGIE have been awarded £319,000 from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund to carry out cycling improvements along the A46 Cycling Corridor. The Cycling and Walking Improvement Plan stretching from Clee Road at Isaac’s Hill roundabout, along Weelsby Road, up to the Fryston Corner junction and along Laceby Road to the Bradley Crossroads roundabout.

Engagement with residents and cyclists across the area to identify a suitable improvement scheme is currently taking place and you can have your say.

Tell us about your experiences of using Clee Road, Weelsby Road & Laceby Road .

Feedback will be used to shape any proposed scheme, ensuring that it is supported and needed by local people. If a scheme is not identified the funding will be returned to the Department for Transport.

View the Consultation and Engagement Plan (PDF, 132KB) for the scheme.

Once the current engagement process has ended and the next steps identified this page will be updated.