July 9, 2018 1.14 pm This story is over 64 months old

Go-ahead for £350k Scunthorpe visitor centre

Councillors said the centre would be a benefit to the local area

Plans for a £350,000 visitor and education centre near Scunthorpe have been approved.

North Lincolnshire Council gave the go-ahed to the project following a resubmission of the plans due to an amendment to the proposals.

The project had initially been granted permission back in August 2017 following an application by the council for the centre.

The centre will be based next to the Bottesford Beck, Messingham Road, and will provide an open plan area for visitors plus kitchen and toilets.

Proposed sign for visitors for the Bottesford visitors centre.

Objections were raised again by Bottessford Town Council who said that the project does not have sufficient parking and is too close to homes on Hallbrook Court.

In a letter, the town council said: “After reviewing the site and plans, the town council object due to the location’s close proximity to neighbouring houses.

“The town council’s original objections also stand on flood plain and insufficient parking.”

But Margaret Arimger, lead member for environment on North Lincolnshire Council, previously said that the centre would benefit the local area.

The education centre was due to open in April 2018 but work was halted on the project due to complications with the groundwork.

North Lincolnshire Council will call the new facility the Bottesford and Yaddlethorpe Education and Visitor Centre.