Planning and Environment

Aerial photograph of Berkeley Circle and the Kingsway in Scunthorpe
A green future: Council pledge to be net-zero trailblazer by 2030

North Lincolnshire Council will end its contribution to climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030. The pledge comes as…

24 January 2022
Aerial view of Waters' Edhe at Barton, showing new solar panels on roof with banks of the Humber to the north of the photo
Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre to save £7,000 a year thanks to new solar panels

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre in Barton upon Humber will slash its energy costs by thousands of pounds and cut its…

18 January 2022
Aerial view of formal flower beds in Kingsway Gardens, Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire’s beautiful parks and gardens in running for national award

The region’s beautiful parks and gardens have received national recognition after being shortlisted for a coveted award from environmental charity…

31 December 2021
Holly Mumby-Croft Mp, Cllr Rose, Cllr Waltham tree-planting on a section of grass off Queensway in Scunthorpe
Get planting! Council tree scheme is a growing success

The winter planting season has begun which means it is the perfect time to plant trees. Council staff and volunteers…

30 December 2021
Photo of people in winter clothing using spades to dog holes ready to plant trees
#PlantForOurFuture in National Tree Week

This week is National Tree Week, with people across the country planting thousands of trees to mark the start of…

30 November 2021
River Ancholme in Brigg with red flowers in planters
Cash for communities to enhance beautiful towns and villages

Town and parish councils together with community groups can get their spring planting off to a flying start with grants…

18 November 2021
An uprooted large yukka-style plant thrown onto a flowerbed
Residents told to report vandalism after award-winning park is targeted

Residents are being urged to report anti-social behaviour in the area’s award-winning parks and gardens following a surge of mindless…

29 October 2021
Photograph of Cllr Rob Waltham at the official opening of South Ferriby's flood defences
Council leader welcomes completion of £14m South Ferriby flood defences

The leader of North Lincolnshire Council has welcomed the completion of flood defences which will help to protect residents and…

25 October 2021
Four people in a river bank behind piles of rubbish they have collected
Huge reduction in litter pollution thanks to RiverCare group

Volunteers dedicated to cleaning up the river bank at East Halton celebrated their first anniversary by clearing more waste from…

25 October 2021
Tall trees either side of a woodland path in winter
Appeal for landowners to join tree planting scheme

Local residents are being asked to suggest areas to transform into woodland as part of the Northern Forest scheme. North…

21 October 2021
East Coast Cluster - Zero Carbon Humber and Net Zero Teeside
Council leader welcomes Government’s announcement putting region in pole position for £1bn cash boost

The leader of North Lincolnshire Council has welcomed a government announcement putting a huge carbon capture proposal in pole position…

20 October 2021
Photo of a wooden planter with orange flowers next to green grass and skate park and mature trees in the background at Sheffield Park
North Lincolnshire picks up fifth Green Flag for award-winning park

Scunthorpe’s Sheffield Park has been recognised as an outstanding public space with the announcement it has been awarded prestigious Green…

14 October 2021
Photo of petunias in a flower bed with Central Park fountain in the background
Scunthorpe scoops four East Midlands in Bloom awards

Scunthorpe is officially blooming brilliant after taking home four gongs from the annual East Midlands in Bloom awards. Most prestigious…

12 October 2021
Funding available to help residents reduce energy bills and carbon footprint

North Lincolnshire Council has secured Government funding to provide eligible households with external wall insulation and solar photovoltaic (SV) panels…

30 September 2021
Graphic with photo of a peacock urging people to have their say on green future of North Lincolnshire
Have your say on future of North Lincolnshire’s environment 

A far-sighted prospectus laying out North Lincolnshire Council’s ambition for the environment is now open to consultation from residents. A Green Future…

30 September 2021