New junction to be created on Peaks Parkway

New junction to be created on Peaks Parkway

New junction to be created on Peaks Parkway

North East Lincolnshire Council have announced plans to move all of its services to one depot which will be accessible via a new junction on Peaks Parkway.

The council and its regeneration partner Engie currently use two depots for operational services including waste and recycling, highway maintenance, fleet management, street cleansing, security, licensing, grounds maintenance and ecology.

One site is in Gilbey Road, the other is in Doughty Road.

Now, NELC and ENGIE have confirmed plans to combine all their depot services in Doughty Road, bringing more of their workers into the centre of town.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said that the “Doughty Road Depot is becoming outdated and will need to be redeveloped to cater for the services that will be based there.”

This will result in significant changes to the site layout.

One of the main changes proposed is a new main entrance into Peaks Parkway, at the junction with B&Q and Halfords.

Most vehicles will enter and leave the site via this new entrance, meaning less traffic using the Doughty Road entrance.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at NELC, said:

“Combining our depots on one site will reduce our property maintenance costs, improve service efficiency and provide good quality facilities for the workforce.

“These are proposals at this stage, we need to go through the formal planning process before any work can start.

“We aim to submit a planning application in the next couple of months and, if successful, start work later in the year.

“We are writing to homes and businesses near the depot to let them know about the proposals.”

Some of the existing buildings will also be demolished and replaced with new ones to create a functional, modern depot.

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