Council to consult on design of first lake for Lincolnshire Lakes

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Photo: Danny Coy (WildCoyPhotography)
Photo: Danny Coy (WildCoyPhotography)

North Lincolnshire Council is inviting residents to a consultation event on Tuesday 18 October in Asda car park, Scotter Road between 4pm and 7pm to look at the £2m first lake design plans for the Lincolnshire Lakes development.

This is the first of five lakes to be built as part of the development and a planning application for the construction is to be submitted after the consultation event.

£2m funding has been secured from Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership to build the first lake.

At the event residents will have the opportunity to view and discuss the plans with the project team and ask any questions they may have.

The £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes project aims to build over 6,000 homes up to 2028 by creating six villages in waterside settings.

In addition to providing a waterside setting for the homes built in the neighbouring villages, the lake will provide opportunities for non-motorised sport, physical activity and active recreation.

The lake will be able to host triathlon events for local, regional, national and international competitions. It will benefit from purpose built running and cycling tracks, open green spaces providing natural viewing areas for spectators, a water sports centre and great links to the local road network.

The lake will have a water attenuation function as part of the integrated flood defence and drainage strategy for the development.

The £13.3m flood defence and drainage scheme will see improvement works alongside the River Trent between the M180 and Keadby Bridge as part of the project. The river banks will have hard defences installed. A planning application for the works will be submitted in January 2017. Alongside this a drainage strategy is being developed. Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has provided a grant for this work to be carried out.