October 10, 2018 11.55 am This story is over 65 months old

£2.6m Grimsby business park given go-ahead

It will bring “much needed investment and jobs” to the area

A £2.6 million business park near Grimsby which will bring “much needed investment and jobs” to the area has been given the go ahead.

Councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee gave approval for the 62 hectare Stallingborough Enterprise Zone off the A180.

The development, which was submitted by the council, will include the building of a new roundabout on the A1173 off the Stallingborough Interchange and 18 units.

It comes as part of the £42 million South Humber Industrial Investment Programme and is expected to be built in three phases.

The council said the construction for the site would begin this year and be complete by 2032.

A satellite image of the site.

The site is also allocated under the council’s local plan as a “strategic employment site”.

The authority said the site will help attract investment and jobs to the region.

Council officers said that the plan was a “key economic driver” for North East Lincolnshire which the authority hopes to see over the next decade.

Councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee.

Councillor Tim Mickleburgh described the plan as essential for the local area.

“It’s going to create a lot more jobs which is what we want,” he said.

“We have got to encourage growth in the area and encourage businesses to come forward.”

Councillor Bill Parkinson welcomed the plan and said it was “nice to see the project become a reality”.

Meanwhile, Councillor Nick Pettigrew said the proposal was “valuable” for the region.

“I think it’s a very valuable project,” he said.

“It’s great to see the infrastructure going into it and I fully support it.”

Councillors on the authority’s planning committee unanimously approved the application.

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