Budget 2022: Communities to flourish as road infrastructure fast-tracked and new homes sites opened up

Council News
16:52, Thursday, 24th February 2022

A raft of new announcements designed to support communities to flourish have been made as part of North Lincolnshire Council’s budget plans.

Council leader Rob Waltham said new 20mph zones will be implemented in places across the area, a route for a bypass in Barton-Upon-Humber will be announced next month and that work will start on the Burringham bypass this year.

Cllr Waltham said: “This inflation-busting budget recognises that people are feeling the pinch through global inflation while still enabling the council to prioritise the most vulnerable people here in North Lincolnshire. ”

The budget meeting also heard how sites in Ashby, Brigg and Scunthorpe will be brought forward for create the largest ever investment in housing for older people in North Lincolnshire.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for commercial, said: “The budget will allow us to make a massive difference to the lives of many people. The council will invest to create sites which will enable the market to develop much needed new homes to ensure people have comfortable places to live in.”

The investments are part of North Lincolnshire Council’s annual budget which was approved at a full council meeting on Thursday, 24 February.

The inflation-busting budget saw only small council tax rise of 0.89 per cent and an uplift in the social care precept of 2 per cent.