Dockside regeneration plans set to move forward

Garth Lane Bridge

Plans to develop a “major residential district” in the Alexandra Dock area of Grimsby could be set to move forward if council chiefs approve the proposals at a cabinet meeting on Thursday (9 March).

The proposed development – which would be built on disused land between the new Horizon Youth Zone and the regenerated Garth Lane area – is part of Grimsby’s Town Centre Masterplan.

The local authority has identified brownfield land near Alexandra Dock as a key area that could be used to generate new housing stock.

A site behind the Onside Youth Zone, accessible from Fisherman’s Wharf, has been earmarked for the first phase of the proposed development.

Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our main objective of this work is to create a place that connects the town and its community with its waterside, creating a fantastic urban living environment that’s kind to the planet.

“There’s a long way to go yet, and developments of this scale don’t happen overnight. We are working to improve the town centre as a whole, including increasing the leisure offer with our redevelopment of the western end of Freshney Place, and, through other Towns Fund projects, changing how the town is used as a whole.”

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