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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

£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.

More information can be found on the Town Deal page.

South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP)

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.

There are three initial elements to the project and they are all designed to aid businesses in their relocation or growth along North East Lincolnshire’s South Humber Bank:

  1. A fully serviced, 64-hectare Business Park has been created, sited between Immingham and Grimsby., This is in a prime location and is one of several Enterprise Zones (EZ).
  2. A new Humber Bank Link Road, a £8m highway has been built to provide a vital link between the ports of Grimsby and Immingham, cutting journey time, providing an alternative to other busier routes and opening up undeveloped land, which lies within the EZ.
  3. An Ecological Mitigation Site – Cress Marsh, has been developed. This is 40ha of wetland, which will ‘offset’ industrial development within the SHIIP area. The site promotes economic growth whilst conserving the environment and has the added benefit of already being “set-aside” and established to offset any development plans. A second mitigation site Novartis Ings is now in the early stages of development.

For full details on SHIIP visit the South Humber website.

Little Coates Road / Cambridge Road Junction

The £2million B1444 Little Coates/Cambridge Road junction improvement scheme was completed at the start of 2021.

The area has long been a pinch-point for traffic delays during busy times of the day and the aim of the scheme was to transform thebusy junction with the installation of a new fit-for-purpose roundabout to improve traffic flow and provide access to a potential new housing site.

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

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. Three of the four phases are now complete, with the final phase starting in 2021.

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.

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

Grimsby – Immingham Cycle Highway

The £2.6m Cycle Highway Project will see a total of 3.8km new off-road cycleway constructed between Grimsby and Immingham.

The project is supported by £2.2m of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) funding with the remaining £400,000 contributed by the council and private sector. 

When complete, there will be a direct off-road cycle link which will give cyclists a safe and sustainable route across the South Humber Bank between the ports of Immingham and Grimsby to access work and training facilities.

When the project is complete, the new cycle links, when combined with existing cycle and walking infrastructure, will provide the longest continuous off-road cycle link in the borough.

The project comprises of three locations:

  • Hobson Way, Immingham – due to start on site June 2021
  • A180 Westgate to Lockhill roundabout, Grimsby – started on site March 2021
  • A1173 Immingham to Stallingborough – provisional start date of July 2021.

The project is due to be completed by mid-autumn 2021.

Corporation Road Bridge refurbishment – Planned to start January 2022

Multi-million-pound work to restore Grimsby’s historic and Grade 2 listed Corporation Road Bridge is continuing throughout 2021 with detailed planning, supported by heritage specialists, ongoing to carry out the vital refurbishment works.

The £4.967m project is supported by £2.967m from the Department for Transport, £1.83m set aside by North East Lincolnshire Council and an additional £170,00 from the Local Transport Fund. The refurbishment of Corporation Bridge will enable it to function as a ‘moveable’ structure for many more years to come, with many of its original features being brought back or refreshed during the refurbishment. Opened by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales in 1928, it was built at a cost of £60,000 (more than £3m in today’s money) and is a Scherzer rolling bascule bridge – moveable with a counterweight that continuously balances a span, or ‘leaf’, throughout its upward swing, providing clearance for boat traffic.

The bridge falls within Grimsby’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) and is recognised as a significant symbol of the town’s industrial heritage. The HAZ, a 2.5km stretch from 17-19 Wellowgate to the Kasbah, contains historic buildings and structures.

The planning and preparation of a draft design is ongoing with engineers working closely with Historic England and other key stakeholders to ensure the bridge will be fit for purpose and a benefit to the residents of North East Lincolnshire.

Engagement on the proposals is planned to take place in Summer 2021. As designs are finalised, they will be uploaded to this web page.

Europarc Bus Bridge – Start on site TBA, subject to Planning approval and funding

In January 2021, plans were submitted to the Planning Service for a bus, cycle and pedestrian only bridge connecting Gilbey Road and surrounding businesses to Europarc to improve public transport for commuters in this area.

The aim of the scheme is to connect the two Grimsby business parks and reduce journey distances and times for commuters on the 1, 2 and 20 bus services.

As part of the plans, existing bus services would be re-routed, with an ambition of increasing passenger numbers on the affected routes by delivering a more streamlined and time-saving journey.

The planning application, which will be considered by North East Lincolnshire Council, states how the bridge will connect Europarc at Genesis Way with the Great Grimsby Business Park on Laforey Road. The existing cycle and pedestrian route will be upgraded and form part of the bridge.

The plans were drawn up to demonstrate to possible funders the ambition to deliver this scheme and be ready to start, subject to funding being secured.  

Officers at North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE will use the planning application as a clear intention when discussing with funding bodies their commitment to delivering this scheme.

This project will only be progressed subject to full planning approval and funding being secured.