October 11, 2021 10.24 am

North East Lincolnshire Council to expand Grimsby depot

Bringing more council workers into the town centre

By Local Democracy Reporter

North East Lincolnshire Council has submitted plans to combine both of its depot sites into one location in Grimsby.

The Doughty Road depot is set to undergo a major expansion which will bring more council workers into the town centre.

A new access route will also be created on Peaks Parkway, at the junction with B&Q and Halfords.

Concept images have been submitted of the modern depot that would be created. | Image: NELC

The council considers the existing facilities on Doughty Road and Gilbey Road to be outdated, and significantly redevelop it.

The planning application includes the demolition of outdated buildings and the construction of new ones.

If the plans are successful, work is expected to start within months.

The site will include parking for fleet vehicles, waste storage, offices, welfare facilities, vehicle maintenance and storage of materials and equipment.

A new four-way crossroads will be created on Peaks Parkway if the plans go ahead.

It is hoped that the additional entrance will reduce traffic using the Doughty Road access.

A traffic assessment has concluded that the changes are unlikely to create significant problems on Peaks Parkway.

Staff are expected to park off site, with 40 secure spaces for cycles provided.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, previously said: “Combining our depots on one site will reduce our property maintenance costs, improve service efficiency and provide good quality facilities for the workforce.”

The application will go before the council’s planning committee in the coming months.

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