Cabinet have agreed to hand over the land at Spring Street, Immingham – which was planted up as a Woodland as part of the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012 – to the Town Council for the next 125 years.
Immingham Town Council approached North East Lincolnshire Council in March 2021 to ask if they could take on the management and maintenance of the site for the future.
The proposal includes ideas to encourage members of the community to get involved and use the site, as well as detailing how they will manage the site going forwards. They have already had expressions of interest from community groups and schools to be able to use the site for eco-friendly education activities.
Cllr Stan Shreeve, Cabinet member for Assets, said: “Community Asset Transfers have worked brilliantly in the past, with members of the public and community groups taking on underused open spaces and buildings and creating something new for the community.
“You only have to look at places like The Gingerbread House or The Knoll to see how asset transfers benefit everyone.
“I’m pleased to back this initiative from the Town Council, and look forward to seeing the site used more in the future.”
The Town Council is expected to take on the site once the formal lease agreement has been completed.