11 March 2016
North Lincolnshire Council today gave its sign of approval by rubber-stamping the new planning framework that will see more than 5,000 new houses built, 3,040 acres of land developed for business use – resulting in around 15,000 jobs being created.
The Housing and Employment Land Allocations DPD is a vital document that sets out the council’s aspirations for growth and development for North Lincolnshire in the next 10 years until 2026.
It sets out which sites will be used to provide new homes for existing and future residents and support the growth and transformation of our economy.
It will be a bible for developers as they will be able to see at a glance exactly where they can develop housing, leisure, shopping, and locate new business – ahead of submitting their planning applications.
The plan allocates land over 6,480 new homes (5,760 on new sites and 722 from sites with planning permissions). In addition, there will be 6,000 new homes as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes development, which is subject to a separate planning document called the Lincolnshire Lakes Area Action Plan.
Where the new homes will go:
To support the growth and transformation of North Lincolnshire’s economy, over 3,000 acres of land is allocated in key locations. This includes:
2,224 acres at South Humber Gateway to support the growth of the off-shore renewables and ports/logistics industries and the objectives of the Humber Enterprise Zone
341 acres are identified at North Killingholme Airfield to support the continued growth of the South Humber gateway
74 acres is allocated at Humberside Airport to support the continued growth of the South Humber Gateway
Over 124 acres being allocated in Scunthorpe to support the renaissance of the town and increase job creation through the expansion of new business parks at Mortal Ash Hill and Normanby Enterprise Park
Around 136 acres is allocated at Sandtoft Airfield for the development of a logistics park
22 acres at Ealand to support the growth of local businesses
17 acres in Barton to develop the industrial estate on Falkland Way, increasing job opportunities and providing regeneration
49 acres in Brigg to develop the business park off Atherton Way, increasing job opportunities and providing regeneration
52 acres in New Holland at The Wharfe to support port development opportunities and diversify the economy in this rural location
Cllr Liz Redfern, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“North Lincolnshire Council is leading the way in meeting the Government’s aims and objectives for growth and environmental protection. We have continued to progress, where others have failed to do so.
“We were one of the first councils in the Yorkshire and Humber region to adopt its core strategy and subsequent housing and employment land allocations document.
“In setting out key sites for development, we are planning ahead for future generations and creating a place where people want to stay, not just visit.
“Thousands of new homes, jobs and businesses are set to be created in the next 10 years and this is really exciting for North Lincolnshire.
“We have a prime location for businesses to invest. We already have some big-name companies including BAE Systems and Able UK who have recognised this and set up operations in North Lincolnshire. And we expect more to follow.
“We have so much to offer and it is important that we cater for everyone’s needs – residents, businesses and visitors by ensuring we have the right amount of houses, business, shops and leisure facilities and in the right places, along with better paid jobs.
“We are a progressive council that is achieving great things. North Lincolnshire is a fantastic place. This new blueprint will set the bar for other councils to follow.”