Major redevelopment for Scunthorpe town centre

Major redevelopment for Scunthorpe town centre

Major redevelopment for Scunthorpe town centre

A new cabinet member for Scunthorpe has been appointed ahead of plans for a major redevelopment of Scunthorpe town centre.

North Lincolnshire Council have also announced that they are aiming to secure millions of pounds in Government investment.

Plans to demolish the former Scunthorpe Market and to transform Church Square into an urban park have already been announced.

Demolition plans are expected to open up a new 2.5 acre site for redevelopment.

Now, Councillor John Davison will become the cabinet member for safer and stronger communities with responsibility for Scunthorpe.

The new role was created with the areas economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic in mind.

Councillor Davison said:

“We are committed to developing Scunthorpe into an economic powerhouse.

“We’re focussing on jobs and prosperity and we are being supported by millions of pounds from the Government to do this.

“We have already seen some major improvements to Scunthorpe town centre in recent years including the opening of St John’s Market and the council and Ongo moving their headquarters to Church Square.

“The redevelopment of a prime 2.5-acre site in Scunthorpe town centre is currently under way to pave the way for a new business opportunity.

“Scunthorpe has huge potential and we aim to take full advantage of this to make it the best place to live, visit, work and invest.”

Major redevelopment for Scunthorpe town centre

Pictured is an artist’s impression of how the new urban park in the Church Square might look.

Scunthorpe Central is to the right, beside a vision for the potential redevelopment of the former Scunthorpe Market site.

A number of environmental projects have also been announced recently, with Queensway undergoing an environmental makeover which will see fencing replaced with sustainable hedging, and the addition of low-maintenance wild flower meadows.

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