Thursday, 10 December 2009


Residents were to today given the chance to shape of a multi-million pound regeneration of an area of Grimsby’s East Marsh; a consultation event was held at the Grimsby Neighbourhood Centre as part of the Community Engagement Week.

Local residents were asked to express their views on three options which have now been put forward for the future of Guildford Street.

As reported, 100 homes will be demolished as part of the £7.9-million revamp of one of Grimsby’s most deprived areas.

The redevelopment of Guildford Street is part of a 10-year plan to regenerate the area.

Members of North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet have now supported a draft development plan for the council-owned site, listing the three options.

Councillor Geoff Lowis, portfolio holder for regeneration and strategic housing, said: “We want our residents to be involved throughout each stage of the Guildford Street development and we are pleased that they have been giving feedback on this latest phase.”

All three options for Guildford Street propose demolition of 100 homes to be replaced with between 70 to 80 new ones.

Option One: Maintains the existing alignment of the street and includes a pedestrian access from Castle Street and amenity areas.

Option Two: Would see four and a half blocks of houses divided by pedestrian zones.

Option Three: Is similar and provides space to expand the SureStart community facility on the western side of Guildford Street.

Councillor Steve Beasant. (East Marsh Ward) who attended the event, said: “It is great that we are moving forward with this project; early in the New Year things should really begin to develop. However, there is still a long way to go, but hopefully in a few years time this area will be radically transformed.”

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