North Lincolnshire Council is planning on submitting a proposal to apply for Garden City status for Lincolnshire Lakes and surrounding areas and is consulting on the proposals.
North Lincolnshire Council writes:
The Garden City would cover over 10,000 homes across the whole of Lincolnshire Lakes and a number of nearby areas. It would help reposition and raise the profile of all North Lincolnshire has to offer – putting it firmly on the map as a place to live, work, invest and play….
A Garden City gives the powers of the New Towns Act to the council which will bring development forward faster. Extra resources and expert advice will be given to help speed up the delivery of schemes by transferring planning powers to the council.’