The Government announced a third Growth Deal with the Humber LEP on 23 January 2017, with an additional £27.94m funding for the area.
The following projects were prioritised by the Humber LEP and have been included in the announcement:
- Unlocking City Centre Development, Hull – support to deliver key development sites and support the conversion of empty properties.
- Grimsby Town Centre – ‘Unlocking the Potential’ – support to deliver enabling infrastructure works to de-risk and accelerate development of four key sites in Grimsby Town Centre.
- Goole Intermodal Terminal – support for a new integrated transport facility, drawing together the town’s existing rail, sea, motorway and inland waterway links into one site.
- Growing the Humber – an extension of the LEP’s successful grant programme, which supports businesses to grow.
- Skills Capital Programme – support for the delivery of additional/enhanced specialist learning facilities across five themes: virtual learning, engineering, maritime, construction and health and social care.
- River Hull Defences – support for flood defence improvements which protect existing homes, businesses and critical infrastructure, and enable future growth.
- Paull Phase 1 and 2 Employment Site – support for infrastructure works to enable the development of the last remaining large scale expansion land for the Port of Hull.
- Stallingborough Strategic Employment Site – support to deliver on-site infrastructure for this site close to the Port of Immingham and adjacent to the A180, which is ideal for the logistics sector.
The Government fact sheet for the deal can be downloaded from Gov.uk.
Information about the Humber LEP’s previous Growth Deals is available on our website.
Government announced at the Budget in March 2016 that there would be a third round of Growth Deals with LEPs. LEPs were given until 28 July 2016 to submit Growth Deal proposals to Government.
The Humber LEP initiated work to develop a project pipeline in late 2015/16. This provided candidate projects which support the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan, ready to put forward for the next Growth Deal or other funding opportunities.
The LEP worked with project sponsors to develop their projects to Outline Business Case stage. These were then assessed and prioritised, and some formed part of the LEP’s proposal for a further Growth Deal.