Plans to submit an ambitious multi-million pound town deal proposal for Greater Grimsby to central government have been approved.
North East Lincolnshire Council have drawn up proposals that could become the blueprint for how similar towns across the country work with central government on major regeneration projects. Cabinet members met earlier today to discuss the plans and agreed to submit them to central government.
The Greater Grimsby project has been designed with the intentions of:
- Growing the local economy by more than £216 million per year
- Creating up to 5,400 jobs across the Enterprise Zones and other key employment sites
- Building 7,700 new homes
- Increasing North East Lincolnshire’s contribution to UK plc
- Transforming the ‘place offer’ through the development of a new higher education presence, waterfront housing, cultural and leisure facilities through the redevelopment of historic sites including the Silo at Victoria Mills and the Kasbash at the Port of Grimsby.
The proposed Greater Grimsby town deal will bring together some of the most influential people and organisations with connections to the area to regenerated Great Grimsby and develop the town’s unique maritime heritage.
This is seen as a chance to drive an exciting way forward to put the ‘Great’ back into Grimsby. There has been hard work carried out behind the scenes for the past year with senior civil servants which has been overseen by a board of highly regarded and influential individuals, including David Ross and Lord Kerslake, supported by Engie, ABP and Dong Energy at the very highest levels of their UK organisation.