October 14, 2019 4.16 pm This story is over 51 months old

Grimsby bus bridge plans withdrawn for more work

The plans were only validated in September

North East Lincolnshire Council has withdrawn plans for a new bus bridge connecting two Grimsby business parks just days after it was submitted.

Officers want to revisit the plans for the bridge which would connect Europark at Genesis Way with the Great Grimsby Business Park on Laforey Road.

Currently there is only a footbridge over the Croft Drain connecting the two sections.

The design for the new road, submitted to North East Lincolnshire Council.

The application was validated on Friday, September 27, however, on Thursday, October 10 – just 10 days later – a decision was made to withdraw it.

A spokesman for the authority confirmed the move was made for more detail to be added to the plan, however, could not say when it would return to the authority.

The bridge would also include access for bicycle users and could see bus services re-routed in a bid to reduce journey times and improve traffic on the nearby A180.

How the bus routes could look after the road was built.

The authority wants to put automatic number plate recognition cameras on either side to stop other vehicles attempting to cross.

It says the plans would improve the financial sustainability of services, the nearby traffic infrastructure and potentially increase passenger numbers.

Concerns, however, have already been raised by Great Coates Parish Councillor Mike Stewart who was worried about the safety of vehicles going down the nearby Woad Lane to access the site.

North East Lincolnshire Council has been asked for further comment.

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