Lincolnshire Lakes project gets go-ahead

North Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to one of the north’s largest housing regeneration schemes.

The council’s Planning Committee has agreed to phase two of the £1.3 billion Lincolnshire Lakes development, estimating it will deliver 7,300 homes and 5,000 jobs.

Rob Waltham, the council’s deputy leader, said: “Today’s decision will pave the way for the region’s largest housing regeneration scheme for years to come. It’s a significant milestone; now the necessary approvals have been granted, we can get on with delivering this huge scheme that will totally transform the area.”

The council has also secured £13 million for a new flood defence scheme to improve defences along the River Trent to protect residents.