North East Lincolnshire Council

Past consultations

Find out the results and findings for consultations and surveys that have already completed. To see what has changed as a result of past consultations go to our You said, we did page. For further information about past consultations please contact our consultation officer at

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.

The bid to government to create a brand new service across the Greater Lincolnshire area for small and medium sized businesses has been approved. This will see the creation of a 9.2 million pound project, aimed to help small and medium sized businesses reduce their energy costs and lower their carbon footprint.

We would like to thank business that took part across the area.

The results of this consultation can be seen in our Energy bid results report (PDF)

The results of the 2018 budget consultation are now live and can be viewed here.

There were 95 responses to this consultation.

Supporting information

Frequently Asked Questions: Your budget questions answered (PDF)

News story: Budget survey – Time to give your views

Video: Watch our Budget survey video below.

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 consultation has now closed.  It was open from 8th May 2018 to 3rd July 2018. The results can be found here in the near future.

Here is a summary of the consultation:
As a council, we are working with the community to help reduce household bills and offer advice about home energy and how we can collectively reduce, manage, purchase and generate energy with an emphasis on local engagement, leadership and control.

Community groups in North East Lincolnshire have assisted and helped deliver a range of energy projects, such as: Big Community Switch, support for energy saving measures, community-owned renewable energy installations and the piloting of smart energy technologies.

However, for an energy efficiency revolution to take place, more local community groups in the borough need to be involved in community energy projects.

The following questionnaires aim to assess the opinions of local community groups and established community energy groups regarding community energy projects and support provided by North East Lincolnshire Council around community energy.

More details regarding community energy can be found at

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.

The Council tax support consultation results are now live and can be viewed here.


There were 170 responses to this consultation.

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)

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

The results are available below.

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 have been used to amend this strategy to ensure it meets the needs and aspirations of our community.

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

You can access the results of the consultation in the report Housing Strategy Consultation – What you said (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.

This consultation closed on 9 November 2018.

We consulted on some proposed changes to our Gambling Policy.

Feedback will be published when available on our Gambling act policy page.

This consultation closed on Tuesday 14 August 2018.

We asked for your views about Grimsby town centre including why you visit, how you travel, your shopping habits, what you like, what would encourage you to visit more, how safe you feel, if anything puts you off the town and your view on anti-social behaviour.

The results of the consultation will be published here when they are complete.

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 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.

As part of the development of the Kennedy Way Centre, the developers pledged £50,000 for a new piece of public art in Immingham. In January, we asked what you thought the art should be, and presented your views to the artists. You can view the results in our report (PDF).

Based on this, two artists submitted preliminary designs which we put to the public vote.

The winning submission was Pete Rogers’ Immingham Forging Forward.

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.

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

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 promotionlocally.

The findings for North East Lincolnshire are available in the Oral Health Community Survey NEL (PDF).

This consultation closed on 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.

We asked residents to help us to understand how it feels to live and work in our area, the services that you use and the activities you undertake. This 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 core results of the consultation are below. We intend to feedback further when we can to comment on where we have used the results to inform decisions and change.

Our Place Our Future Data (PDF)

This consultation is now closed.

Play Streets allow communities to close their streets to ‘through’ traffic to allow supervised safe and free play activities. Play Streets are requested, organised and stewarded by the community for the community. Residents with cars can still access their homes and during any period of closure traffic.

Play Streets have proved really successful in other parts of the country where children were out playing for more than 70% of the time that the streets were closed.

This survey collected the views and opinions of the public in regards to trialling playstreets in North East Lincolnshire.

Thank you for helping us gain an understanding into whether or not we should trial playstreets in your local area.

There are more details about play streets at

The results of the survey will be published here when available.

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.

These consultations closed on 28 November 2018.

We wanted to know what you think about our proposed public space protection orders (PSPOs) in key public areas.

A PSPO allows us to put restrictions in specific areas such as town centres, parks and beaches.

These restrictions focused on anti-social behaviour in public places and the undesirable behaviour of irresponsible dog owners.

The results will be published here when available.

You can view all of the supporting documents below which will provide much more detail about the conditions.

PSPO for anti-social behaviour

PSPO for dog control

Anti-social behaviour

Map – Cleeethorps South

Map – Cleethorpes North

Map – Town centre and People’s park

Anti-social behaviour PSPO – FAQ

Irresponsible dog owners

Map – Seafront

Irresponsible dog owners PSPO – Full order

Irresponsible dog owners PSPO – General guide

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 closed on 10 September 2018.

Social Value requires commissioners, those who plan and buy local services, to think about how they achieve their goals in a more joined up way. Rather than thinking about services in isolation or in the short term, this new policy requires commissioners to consider long term costs, sustainability and how including Social Value outcomes can possibly reduce pressures and make the most of opportunities in other areas.

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

For more information you can read the Social Value Policy (PDF)

This survey closed on 30 September 2018.

We were interested to know how residents currently use the service, or why they don’t, and to gather thoughts about what we could do to make it more useful for our community in the next 10 years.

We’re using the information to develop some options for what the library service could look like. The options developed will go through a formal consultation in the future.

The survey results are now available in our Libraries survey feedback report (PowerPoint).

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 survey closed on 8 November 2018.

We wanted you know your views on some of the proposals for the town centre, access issues, and things that could be developed to encourage more visitors.

In July this year, Government signed up to the Greater Grimsby Town Deal proposals worth around £67m. These proposals, over time, will realise more than 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes in the borough.

In the last few years, there have been various schemes delivered in the town centre, from the £6m Cartergate building development, to improved highways and street furniture, and more are already in development as part of the Masterplan for the town centre.

For more background about the Town Centre Investment Plans, visit

The results will be published here when available.

This survey closed on 18 November 2018. The winner of the prize draw will be contacted.

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type two diabetes and dementia. People are eligible to attend their GP (doctors) surgery every five years to have this check-up.

We were looking to understand what motivates people to attend a check-up, or prevents people from taking part. The aim was to explore, how the service is being currently delivered, if it works and look at more flexible ways to increase attendance, bringing it in-line with modern life.

The results will be published here when available.

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


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