North Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee has given the go-ahead to build phase two of £1.3 billion Lincolnshire Lakes development.
As the north of England’s largest housing regeneration scheme, Lincolnshire Lakes will create more than 7,300 homes and 5,000 jobs.
The decision made on Wednesday, July 27 marks the final stage that will complete the £1.3 billion Lincolnshire Lakes development.
The final three approved applications, which make up phase two, were from North Lincolnshire developers Maltgrade Ltd.
The final stage of the development will enable:
- 2,500 new homes to be built
- The creation of a village centre
- The creation of a lake
- The detrunking of the M181 motorway and creation of a new terminating junction – the Southern Roundabout
- A series of improvements to local transport and highways infrastructure including Burringham Road
The whole project will see the creation of five new villages on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, complete with new schools, new football stadium, leisure and recreation venues, pubs and restaurants, village centres and thousands of new homes.
The council has also secured £13 million for a new flood defence scheme to improve defences along the River Trent to protect residents.
Councillor Rob Waltham, deputy leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our vision is now a reality.
“People will soon start to see things take shape. Lincolnshire Lakes is without doubt our biggest regeneration scheme in the history of North Lincolnshire.
“It will be fantastic for the area, creating thousands of new homes and jobs and a place people can be really proud of.”