Wednesday, February 19, 2014
£1.2m TO BE SPENT IMPROVING BRIGG HOUSING ESTATE
Some £1.2 million is to be spent on the Newlands housing estate in Brigg to resurface roads and improve drainage, North Lincolnshire Council has revealed. This work will improve the roads dramatically, the authority says.
Brigg Blog drove down a number of Newlands roads at the weekend and there's a definitive need for investment, particularly in Elm Way's roads being particularly bad.
The Newlands estate was built in the 1930s, in the days of Brigg Urban District Council, rehousing many people who lived in crowded courtyards off Wrawby Street and the Market Place.
These days the Newlands properties that have not been sold off under The Right to Buy Scheme are controlled by North Lincolnshire Homes - our area's social landlord. But although North Lincolnshire Council no longer manages homes on the estate it is still responsible for the infrastructure. Hence this considerable investment.
The £1.2 million programme was revealed at a meeting of Brigg Town Council during the part in which our trio of North Lincolnshire Council Cabinet members - Couns Nigel and Carl Sherwood and Coun Rob Waltham - deliver a report, collectively or individually, on what's to come and what's been achieved.
Coun Ann Eardley immediately pointed out flooding problems in the Kingsway area of the estate. Hopefully this can be sorted before, or during, the enhancement project.
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