North East Lincolnshire Council

Past consultations

Find out about consultations and surveys that have already completed. In the expandable sections below you will find details of the results and findings of these consultations.

For further information please contact the Consultation Officer.

The council has been looking at alternative ways it can deliver accessible and affordable bereavement services in North East Lincolnshire at the council’s crematorium and burial grounds. As part of this process we have produced a market consultation document and we would like your views on the proposals to help us shape the service in the future. For more information read the Bereavement Services Consultation Document (Word document).

This consultation is now closed and the views gathered will be considered and, where possible, used to help inform the future development of the service later this year.

We’re in the final stages of a bid to government to create a brand new service across the Greater Lincolnshire area for small and medium sized businesses.

The service will aim to help these businesses reduce their energy costs and lower their carbon footprint. We need small and medium businesses in the Greater Lincolnshire area to take part in a quick survey to help us shape this proposed business support service across the area.

This bid is led by North East Lincolnshire Council for the Greater Lincolnshire area. 

The results of this consultation will be available soon.

The call for sites closed on 19 January 2018. Results will be published here when they are available.

We asked you for suggestions of potential locations where a Designated Stopping Place could be established in the borough.

By law the Council must assess and meet the need for both permanent and temporary Gypsy and Traveller pitches.

This is also a key requirement of the Local Plan, a document that provides the framework for future growth of the area.

A Designated Stopping Place is an authorised site that can be used as a temporary stopping place for members of the Gypsy and Traveller community who are travelling through North East Lincolnshire.

The most recent Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment for North East Lincolnshire, carried out in 2014, found that 15 temporary pitches are needed if the borough is to fulfil the objectively assessed need.

Fifteen pitches will provide space for 30 caravans and these could be placed in one location or split across two or three, depending on the shape and size of the site.

Related documents:

Criteria for sites and related information (PDF)

Designated Stopping Place FAQs (PDF)

The consultation on a number of proposals put forward from the SYSTRA parking review is now closed. These proposals included:

the future of underused car parks in Burgess Street, Garibaldi / Duncombe Street, Orwell Street (East and West) and Wellington
Terrace in Grimsby
provision for disabled people
car parking charges and season tickets
residents’ parking schemes.

The consultation results are now available below and the cabinet decision on the Car Parking Strategy (PDF).

Car Parking Strategy Consultation Results (PDF)

This survey has now closed.

Throughout April/May & Sept/Oct 2016 residents in North East Lincolnshire were asked to fill out a  survey about the community they live in, which areas residents may feel less safe in and why. It also asks why people may not feel integrated in their local area.

North East Lincolnshire’s Community Cohesion survey results (PDF)

A consultation on whether we should renew, reduce or end our controlled drinking zone has now ended. The results of the survey are available in the short report Controlled drinking zones consultation results (PDF).

Details of the current public space protection order are on our Anti-social behaviour page.

On 30th August 2017, Cabinet agreed to make changes to the library service in order to meet budgetary requirements. These include a reduction in evening opening hours each day and some full days of closure each week. In some cases (Waltham and Immingham) lunchtime closing will also take place. The reduction in hours will be implemented in April 2018.

We have good information to help us understand which times of day are least busy, based on footfall over the last year. It is less clear which day of the week each library should be closed and we are seeking user’s views on which day they would prefer. We are aiming to keep a six day a week service in our buildings, but of course there are lots of services that can be used online from your home at any time.

This survey has now closed and the results are available below.

Library Day Closures – What you said (PDF)

The results of the consultation on a Mayoral Combined Authority for Greater Lincolnshire have now been collated. Whilst residents are generally positive about the powers and responsibilities that councils in the area are pursuing from the government, no definitive view has been put forward by the public as to whether an elected Mayor should be put in place.

Around 47% of people ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that a Mayoral Combined Authority should be set up for Greater Lincolnshire compared with around 49% who ‘disagreed’ or ‘strongly disagreed’.

Greater Lincolnshire residents are broadly in favour of devolution, with 59% agreeing that councils should pursue devolved powers for the Greater Lincolnshire area, 73% agreeing that councils should prioritise economic growth, infrastructure and housing and 77% agreeing that councils should pursue further devolved powers in these areas.

In total 4,432 completed surveys were received during the consultation period, both in hard copy and online.

Cllr Peter Bedford, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Leadership Board, said:
“I’d like to thank everyone in Greater Lincolnshire who took part in the consultation and I’m pleased they are generally supportive of what we are trying to achieve. By working together and making more decisions locally we want to encourage economic growth and improve infrastructure across the whole area.

“We will be writing to government to get a clear understanding of what the new administration’s aspirations are for devolution and where they stand on the requirement for an elected mayor.”

Residents were less positive about the possibility of combining the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role with that of an elected mayor. 38% agreed with this idea, whilst 56% disagreed.

Each council will now consider their own response to the consultation findings at council meetings in September and October, and decide whether they want to pursue a Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) for Greater Lincolnshire. The full consultation findings will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with the MCA proposals. View the full report and results here.

Appendix 5 – Full list of comments (PDF)

Appendix 6 – Extensive comments (PDF)

Appendix 7 – Equalities Impact Assessment (PDF)

Breakdown of results by council (PDF)

Mayoral Combined Authority Consultation Final Report (PDF)

This consultation has now closed. It ran from Saturday 10 June to Monday 10 July at 12 noon.

The results of the domestic waste and recycling questions are available below. The questions in relation to fly-tipping, dog fouling, littering, energy and the environment will be published here shortly.

We wanted to find out what was important to you and to get your ideas about how we can improve our environment. Across North East Lincolnshire, most of our household waste (69%) currently ends up in a green bin but residents that are using the recycling boxes are generally not filling their green bin.

Before we made any decisions about how we change the service we sought your views and opinions about how you thought the changes might affect you and your household.

Supporting Documents

This consultation has now closed. Your views will be used to amend this strategy to ensure it meets the needs and aspirations of our community. It will be published here once alterations have been made and it has been through cabinet .

Our draft housing strategy sets out our ambitions for housing for the next 4 years and will build on the area’s existing regeneration,  building initiatives and successes throughout the Borough.

It lays out how we will work with partners and our community to develop a strong housing market in North East Lincolnshire that builds enough of all types of housing, to cater for all people and meets differing tenure requirements.

Our housing strategy, along with the action plan, aims to deliver 4 key objectives:

  1. Build enough homes
  2. Build the right homes in the right places
  3. Improve and make best use of existing housing stock and assets
  4. Build safe, sustainable communities

Draft Housing Strategy (PDF)

Housing Strategy – Impact Assessment (PDF)

Housing Strategy Draft Action Plan (PDF)

This consultation is now closed.

Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the recent Draft Skills Action Plan which was circulated for consultation between the dates of 9th June and 9th July. A total of 38 responses were received online and one paper copy returned, these included 5 employers, 14 education providers, 5 partner organisations, 16 members of the public and 3 – other. In addition to the responses, feedback has been sought via other stakeholder meetings.

In addition to the consultation the Skills Action Plan was also presented to the Scrutiny panel for Children & Lifelong Learning on 13th July and Cabinet on 2nd August.

Overall there is a general consensus to the agreement to proceed with a Skills Action Plan.

If you expressed an interest in involvement, and I have yet to get back to you, I will be in touch early September in relation to next steps.

This survey gained the views of the public about drug and alcohol misuse in North East Lincolnshire to help shape what our drug and alcohol treatment services should look like.

Thank you for helping us plan the way forward to improve the lives of all those affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse in North East Lincolnshire.

The results of the survey are available on the website.

North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), working in Partnership with ENGIE, has developed an Investment Plan for Grimsby and Cleethorpes town centres which builds upon the development frameworks and strategies set out in the Grimsby Town Centre Masterplan 2009 and the Cleethorpes Renaissance Charter 2009.

North East Lincolnshire’s Economic Strategy and the emerging draft Local Plan predict that the growth in key industrial sectors, such as renewables, will create a substantial change in the areas economic fortunes, potentially leading to the creation of 8,800 additional jobs and 13,340 new homes over the next 15 years. This creates significant investment opportunities for our town centres, and the scope to deliver greater commercial diversity and exciting new leisure and recreation offers to extend and improve their attractiveness. Improving the town centre experiences and their capacity is vital in supporting a growing population and to attract new businesses and people to North East Lincolnshire to invest in our local economy.

The Investment Plan identifies focus areas for regeneration and considers investment opportunities for Grimsby and Cleethorpes respectively.

The results of this consultation:

Summary of Consultancy (Word document)

Consultation response (PPT)

Investment strategy (PDF)

This consultation has now closed.  We will use the findings from this consultation, and from other feedback, to create a final Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment lists the current provision of pharmaceutical services across the area and sets out how this meets the needs of the population.

The formal consultation period ran from 18 January to 19 March 2018.

This consultation is now closed, thank you to those people who responded. Officers are now reviewing the comments received. If you requested feedback regarding your comments you should be receiving something shortly. The revised strategy will be published on the Council website later in the year at Local Transport Plan – North East Lincolnshire Council

Our Highway Strategy has been created to form a medium-to-long term transport planning platform, creating a foresight to enabling development and improving existing conditions on our local highway network. North East Lincolnshire Council is promoting this document in order to excel in its role as the Highway Authority.

In order to make sure that our Highway Strategy reflects the needs of our local network and the people who use it regularly your views are being sought on whether the appraisal method is suitable, for example, does it give the right importance to each of the measures set out in Chapter 6 and does the strategy consider the right junctions.

This consultation closed on 9th August 2017. The findings are available in the Consultation Feedback Report (PDF).

North East Lincolnshire Council is renewing its Housing Assistance Policy.

The policy, contains details of the grants and loans the Council will offer, to provide assistance to households in the borough;

  • To carry out essential repairs to vulnerable owner occupiers homes,
  • Reducing fuel poverty and to;
  • Improve access in the home to provide independent living.

We want to ensure our policies are fair and transparent.  We welcome your feedback on our recommendations, as part of the review.  The outcome of this report will be published in September 2017, after the policy has been submitted to Full Cabinet for approval.

The current policy was approved in 2010 and updated in 2016. This new policy responds to recent changes in legislation and the reduction in capital funding.

The survey does not deal with service issues, however these can be raised direct with the service manager by phone on 01472 324775.

Related documents:

Consultation Feedback Report (PDF)

Draft – Housing Assistance Policy (PDF)

The first stage of the engagement process is now closed. Residents shared their views of what was important to them in Immingham and what theme the project should follow.

As part of the development of the Kennedy Way centre, the developers pledged £50,000 towards public art in Immingham. This money is from the section 106 agreement and cannot be spent on anything else.

We will now analyse the public views and use them to form part of the brief to the artists. The concept designs will be coming back to the public to select the most preferred design.

We’ve been reviewing the speech and language services currently provided and we opened a survey from October to mid-May to collect your feedback on the current service.

We looked at:

  • Your experience of speech and language services
  • What is working well now
  • What could be done to help people manage their condition better
  • How could services be improved for people using Speech and Language services

The results of this consultation will be published here in the near future.

The annual consultation with residents to set priorities for crime reduction ended on 1st November 2016.

The Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment (JSIA) is an annual exercise led by Safer and Stronger Communities which informs the list of priorities for the community safety partnership. This was an opportunity to have your say on what you think North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police and other partners should be focusing on to reduce crime and disorder.

The information provided has been analysed and is available below. It has been included in the annual Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment Document which determines agreed priorities of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

The CSP is a legal requirement in law that requires agencies to work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour within a Local Authority area. The Partnership comprises of:

Criminal Justice Services (Courts), Safer and Stronger Communities, Clinical Commissioning Group, Shoreline Housing, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Victim Support, Humberside Police, Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL), North East Lincolnshire Council, Probation.

Read about the results of the consultation in the document JSIA Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour consultation results (PDF).

To look at the modifications, supporting information go to our Local Plan Proposed Main Modifications (2017) page.

This consultation is now closed, thank you to those people who responded. Officers are now reviewing the comments received. If you requested feedback regarding your comments you should be receiving something shortly. The revised strategy will be published on the Council website later in the year at Local Transport Plan – North East Lincolnshire Council.

Our Local Transport Plan (LTP) has been refreshed to support the ongoing growth and economic development of the Borough. The strategy sets out the role of highways and transport in enabling the delivery of our over-arching economic, social and environmental goals within North East Lincolnshire in addition to meeting our statutory duties as a highway authority.

The LTP has been refreshed to:

• Better reflect the long-term look ahead identified in our Local Plan to 2032,
• Take into account the changes in local, regional and central government since 2010 when the original document was published,
• Account for changes in the level and sources of funding available to Local Authorities to fund highways and transport schemes,
• Refresh the documentation to contain more up to date case studies, delivery information and statistics.

There has been no change of policy as a result of this review.

North East Lincolnshire Council is consulting residents on their financial resilience to help shape the advice and guidance on offer locally. The consultation asks people about how they would react in circumstances where they would need money unexpectedly.

The consultation will help the local authority to understand the financial situations of local people, how they cope when faced with difficult financial circumstances, and what advice and guidance residents need to help cope.

Results of this consultation are available on the website.

This survey closed on the 19th January 2018.

North and North East Lincolnshire local authorities are underaking a review of the local oral health promotion services.

Thank you to those who participated. Your input is extremely valuable and it will inform the future direction of oral health promotion

The results of the consultation exercise will be published here when available.

This consultation closed on the 19 February 2018.

North East Lincolnshire Council, the Police and NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (the organisation that plans and buys NHS services for local people) launched Our Place Our Future, a survey for residents in North East Lincolnshire.

Help us to understand how it feels to live and work in our area, the services that you use and the activities you undertake. What you tell us will help us to measure where you feel things are improving or getting worse, and understand how we can work better with you to tackle challenges and make the most of arising opportunities.

The results will be published here when available.

Children’s Centres have become Family Hubs. They sit within 5 geographical cluster areas, remaining at the heart of every community. Family Hubs offer information, advice and guidance, and bring together services from pre-birth to adulthood (0-19 years). Throughout March Family Hubs in North East Lincolnshire asked parents how satisfied they are with the services and facilities at their local Hub and how much of an impact it has had on their lives. This consultation has now closed and the results are available below.

What did you say about staff (PDF)

What did you say about your children (PDF)

What did you say about your training (PDF)

What did you say you would like to know or change (PDF)

What did your children say Final (PDF)

Find out more information about the Pre-submission draft Local Plan consultation.

This survey closed on 25th March 2018.

We’re putting together an improvement plan for the area’s Public Rights of Way. These are footpaths and bridleways that give you the right to access some land for walking or certain other leisure activities. We update the plan every 10 years and we would like to hear how you use Public Rights of Way (PRoW), what you think of them and what you think we should be prioritising over the next 10 years.

The results of this consultation will be published here when available.

We have secured outline approval for a £1m grant from the Local Growth Fund to bring forward the Stallingborough Enterprise Zone for development. The site lies to the north of the A180 Stallingborough junction and is proposed for a mix of industrial and distribution land uses in the Draft Local Plan.

The first phase of works will involve investment in utilities and other site infrastructure to make the site ready for development and will form part of a future planning application.

The consultation on the business case closed on 10/02/2017. Respondents have directly received feedback.

Local Growth Fund Business Case (PDF)

This consultation is now closed and the results are available below.

This survey was launched so the public could have their say on transport related information, advice and guidance in North East Lincolnshire to help us look at the feasibility of a Transport One Stop Shop.

The Transport One Stop Shop work-stream is part of the overall Total Transport project which is funded by the Total Transport Grant from the Department of Transport.  The aim is to establish a single information point in respect of different agencies’ passenger transport offerings, with a view to more effective signposting and publicity. A Transport One Stop Shop to deal with user needs and requests for services locally within North East Lincolnshire.

Please visit our dedicated webpage to learn more about the Total Transport project

Supporting information:

Total Transport Consultation Analysis (PDF)

This consultation has now closed. The results from this consultations will be reported to cabinet.

As principal regulators, we have a statutory duty to survey its area for the purpose of identifying contaminated land, to secure its remediation and identify persons who should bear the costs.

Contaminated land’ is used in general terms to describe land polluted by:

  • heavy metals, eg arsenic, cadmium and lead
  • oils and tars
  • chemical substances and preparations, eg solvents
  • gases
  • asbestos
  • radioactive substances

Contaminated land is defined legally as land where substances could cause:

  • significant harm to people or protected species
  • significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater

This definition refers to contamination caused by past uses of sites such as:

  • former factories
  • mines
  • steelworks
  • refineries
  • landfills

As part of these measures, there is a requirement us to prepare and publish a contaminated land inspection strategy, which contains details of how it proposes to undertake these duties. This is to be kept under periodic review.

The Contaminated Land Inspection strategy is available here in Technical and Summary version.

Consultation Officer, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


Telephone: 01472 313131

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