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.

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.

When the results of this survey are available they will be published on this webpage.

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. 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 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 will be published here in the near future.

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 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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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 recieved feedback.

Local Growth Fund Business Case (PDF)

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


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