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South Humber Gateway


The South Humber Gateway (SHG) is the largest development site for investment and jobs in the Yorkshire and Humber Region covering a thousand hectares (nearly four square miles). The site is also one of the most important sites for wintering birds in the UK and one of the top ten in Europe.

South Humber Gateway Strategy

In 2010 a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 5MB) as signed by members of the South Humber Gateway Ecology Group (including North and North East Lincolnshire Council, Environment Agency, Natural England, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB). This demonstrated the commitment of all parties to cooperative working to the production, adoption and implementation of a framework to address the ecological and economic demands upon the Humber Estuary.

Ecological Mitigation Delivery Plan

The provision of strategic mitigation sites for roosting birds on the South Humber Bank is part of the ground breaking South Humber Gateway strategy. It provides benefits for environmental bodies and investors seeking to develop employment sites along the Humber Estuary.

The South Humber Gateway Ecological Mitigation North East Lincolnshire Delivery Plan (PDF, 2MB)  supports the delivery of strategic mitigation sites identified in Policy 9 of the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2013 to 2032 (PDF, 4MB) .

In addition to providing background details of the mitigation strategy and the principles upon which it is founded; it sets out indicative proposals for the individual sites and details of the future management and monitoring arrangements.


Contact details

Spatial Planning, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: Spatialplanning@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324272

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