Consultation are now open regarding the proposed Stallingborough Enterprise Zone after North East Lincolnshire Council secured outline approval for a £1 million grant from the Local Growth Fund for development.
The Local Growth Fund will support the land acquisition, new internal roads and provision of associated utilities and drainage, enabling the first phase of nine hectares of development.
The site lies to the north of the A180 Stallingborough junction and is proposed for a mix of industrial and logistics/distribution land uses in the Draft Local Plan, with close proximity to the Ports of Immingham and Grimsby.
The first phase of works, which is expected to cost £4.1 million, will involve investment in utilities and other site infrastructure to make the site ready for development and will form part of a future planning application.
It is expected to create 521 gross full time jobs on the Stallingborough Strategic Employment Site in Phase 1a, with an additional 2,123 full time jobs anticipated on additional phases.
Construction work alone is expected to create 56 jobs.
The business case states: “There is a very strong fit with this project and the main ambition for the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) to ‘maximise the potential offered by the Humber Estuary, leading the Humber to become a renowned national and international centre for renewable energy and an area whose economy is resilient and competitive’.
“The Enterprise Zone offers companies the opportunity to co-locate operational facilities and their supply chains and make cost reductions on a major scale, as well as access to deep water channels.
“The Stallingborough flagship site is in a prominent location on the A180 and is well placed to attract inward investors from the ports/logistics; manufacturing and renewable energy supply chain and other industries; the plots can be configured in a number of ways to meet different investor requirements.”
The council is now seeking views on the Final Business Case for the project. Information can be accessed on the North Lincolnshire Council website the information and people will be able to provide comments on the business case for the project until Friday, February 10 by [email protected]