“Save the Freshney Valley!” protest held outside Council meeting

“Save the Freshney Valley!” protest held outside Council meeting

Yesterday evening (26 January), the Friends of the Freshney Valley group headed to Grimsby Town Hall for their most recent protest.

The group advocate against the proposed Grimsby West development, which would see 3,500 new homes built over the next 20 to 30 years.

They also advocate against the proposed council plans which would see a new 2.5-mile link road to the west of Grimsby, providing an alternative route from the south to the major employment sites along the Humber bank.

Out of the £50 million bid submitted to the government last year, £36 million would have been used for the relief road.

However, back in October 2021 the bid was turned down by the government.

The plans for the road and housing scheme were first identified as development opportunities within the borough’s 2018 Local Plan – but the Government has since listed the funding for the project as unsuccessful.

We spoke to group members and protest organisers Lyndsey Downs and Stephen Holland about what they hoped to acheive through the protest and why it’s so important that the plans no go ahead.

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