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Gypsey Race Park & Avenue - Phase 1

December 17, 2015 - January 30, 2019

This project will provide significant environment improvements to a key site in an area of comprehensive development. As one of the first major public realm improvements in the delivery of the AAP and by occupying a gateway site, it is essential that a high quality scheme is developed that is capable of increasing the marketability of Bridlington town centre and setting a high standard for subsequent schemes.

The project will improve 3100 square metres of derelict land and 120 m of water course in Bridlington town centre, creating the first phase of the Gypsey Race Park and Avenue which will form an attractive boundary to a 14700 square metre strategic development site.

The Gypsey Race is the most northerly chalk stream in England, rising in the Yorkshire Wolds and flowing into the harbour at Bridlington.  The river environs of the section that flows through Bridlington are currently poor and offer little ecological or amenity value. The investment into this blue and green infrastructure will enhance bio-diversity, contribute to local economic objectives and provide health and well-being benefits for the local population.

The banks of the Gypsey Race will be re-profiled to maximise development and amenity space; the banks will be reinforced and planted with sustainable planting that will create new habitats; and the Gypsey Race bed will be cleaned; debris removed and new river bed ‘seeded’ with the cleaned former substrate.

The river environs will be landscaped to create a green corridor which will bring significant green infrastructure into the town centre, acting as an enhanced wildlife corridor, a quality backdrop for high value development and leisure activity.

A floodwater retention area has been incorporated into the scheme to mitigate the flood risk for commercial areas downstream. The area allows for the possible impacts of future climate change. The area will be managed for wildlife and act as a learning zone for local school children.

Jock's Lodge Junction Improvements Business Case

January 4, 0017 - July 3, 0020

The Humber LEP, with partner East Riding of Yorkshire Council, successfully bid to the Department for Transport’s Large Local Major Schemes Fund to develop a business case for undertaking improvements to the Jock’s Lodge junction near Beverley.

River Hull +

August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019

This project provides a comprehensive system of flood defences along the River Hull to protect existing businesses and act as a catalyst for economic growth and regeneration in the riverside area.

World Class Environment: World Class Industry

April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

The project is a strategic approach to environmental mitigation and economic development in the South Humber Bank (SHB).  The project will create mitigation land and thereby protect the environment whilst also building investor confidence in the local area.

A Natura 2000 site, the Humber supports birds, estuarine habitat and a rich variety of fauna. Its protection is critical to biodiversity and the wellbeing of surrounding communities.

The SHB is key to the Humber economy. Home to the UK’s largest Ports complex (Immingham & Grimsby), significant Oil refining capacity and developments in Renewables, SHB has scope for large-scale economic growth.


Three infrastructure schemes to kick-start the region’s economy receive full funding commitments at Humber LEP Board

September 21, 2020

 The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board has committed funding totalling £9.5m to three schemes across Hull and East Yorkshire designed to stimulate the Humber’s economy over the next 18 months.

The project commitments were made at the Humber LEP’s Board meeting on Friday, September 18th.

The LEP Board had previously agreed to add the list of projects to the Getting Building Fund programme with in-principle funding allocations, subject to full business case approval.

The business case for each project has now been

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Humber LEP awarded £13.4m for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects

July 7, 2020

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is set to receive up to £13.4m in funding to support infrastructure projects in our region.

This funding, part of the Government’s ‘New Deal’ to help deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure for Britain, was confirmed by Regional Growth and Local Government Minister Simon Clarke MP in a letter to the LEP.

The Humber LEP previously submitted its “shovel” ready projects to government, which can start soon and be completed within the next 18 months. The final list

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Humber LEP calls for project ideas that will fuel the growth of the region

July 4, 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is searching for the most influential future projects to fuel further growth in the Humber.

The LEP are taking on submissions for their latest round of applications to add to their Project Pipeline, currently made up of around 60 projects that have potential to support the delivery of the Humber’s strategic objectives.

These projects – which range from those supporting jobs and new business creation, to developing skills provision or improving infrastructure – all support the

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Priory Park road improvements could support development and help unlock jobs

May 20, 2019

Essential road works at Hull’s Priory Park will soon be underway thanks to a £1.8m contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The highways improvement is required to ensure investment can go ahead on land near Henry Boot Way in West Hull – which once complete could unlock the development of up to 15,600 sqm of commercial floor space, new private sector investment

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Rail upgrade to enhance competitiveness of Humber ports

November 22, 2018

The largest port in the country is getting a boost thanks to a £15m upgrade to the Humber’s rail infrastructure.

The Port of Immingham handles more tonnes of freight than any other port in the UK.  Container volumes have also risen from 68,000 in 2013 to 182,000 in 2017, but restrictions on the railway between Immingham and Doncaster mean the largest “hi cube” containers require special waggons to be transported to and from the port by rail.  Hi cube containers are

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Major bridge project gets underway in Hull at Princes Quay Bridge

November 16, 2018

Work on a major bridge project which will help shape the future of Hull and connect key sites across the city officially started today.

Princes Quay Bridge will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock. The bridge will improve access and make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users to cross the busy A63.

This £12 million Highways England project is being part funded with a £4m contribution from the Humber LEP’s Local Growth Fund programme,

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October E-Newsletter 2018

October 26, 2018

Read the latest updates from the Humber LEP in this month’s newsletter.

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Humber LEP calls for new infrastructure, skills and energy projects

July 31, 2018

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched four new calls for projects for potential future funding.

The LEP is seeking to refresh its pipeline of future projects, as well as identify potential projects that might be brought forward for funding.

The LEP is inviting organisations to put forward their proposals for projects that cover:

Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space
Infrastructure and housing, including transport, regeneration, site preparations and flood defences
Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement
Energy projects contributing to the delivery of wider

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£10m investment announced in Humber road and housing projects

July 26, 2018

Three new infrastructure development projects are set to get underway in the Humber thanks to a total allocation of more than £8m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals. The decision was made by the LEP’s Board of business and council leaders.

The allocations, which are subject to a final business case, come shortly after the announcement of investment in a programme of road and cycle improvements to the

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Completion of £5.2million tidal flood defence scheme for Paull

July 13, 2018

A £5.2million tidal defence scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to properties in Paull, on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, is now complete.

A total of 2,700 tonnes of rock armour has been placed, new flood gates have been installed and the existing embankment has been raised in the second stage of the Hull and Holderness Flood Alleviation Scheme (HaHFAS).

The first stage saw the creation of a 520m glass tidal wall along Paull’s embankment, which was completed

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LEP welcomes Grimsby Town Deal announcement

July 9, 2018

Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million, the government announced 5th July 2018.

Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord Henley, unveiled the new Stage 1 Town Deal partnership with the Greater Grimsby Project Board while visiting the Marine Operating Centre in Grimsby and seeing first-hand some of the transformative projects the Deal will help deliver.

The Stage 1

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October E-Newsletter 2017

October 6, 2017

Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for October 2017 here.

To keep up to date with the latest news coming out of the Humber LEP and from across the Humber region, sign up to receive our e-newsletter here.

Grimsby Town Centre Infrastructure and Enabling Works

August 24, 2016

The project delivers an integrated programme of highways and public realm improvement works in the Cartergate/St James Square area of Grimsby Town Centre. This extends the £6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund scheme that supported sustainable travel modes in the Riverhead Square/Station Approach part of the town. 

The project unlocks a major, mixed use development project that will address market failure in the provision of Grade A office accommodation and supports the retention and expansion of a major professional services firm.

The project has

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Humber LEP submits £49.5m round three Growth Deal bid

August 3, 2016

The Humber LEP has submitted its bid for the next round of Government funding through the Growth Deal.

Under the Growth Deals round 3, England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships are competing for a share of £1.8bn to support projects in their areas that boost local economic growth and create jobs. The money forms part of the Government’s £12bn Local Growth Fund.

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Minister welcomes six new Humber Growth Deal projects

July 27, 2016

Parliamentary Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse Andrew Percy welcome the approval of six new Humber Growth Deal projects and signed the Humber Enterprise Zone (EZ) MOU on his first visit to the Humber LEP since taking on his government role on July 27.

The Growth Deal projects have been approved by the Humber LEP Board and the Humber Leadership Board will support the region’s visitor economy, energy sector, transport infrastructure and reduce the risk from flooding.

The six projects

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Investments on track to add £1.42bn to Humber economy by end of Parliament

June 10, 2016

Projects and programmes invested in by the Humber LEP and delivered by partners are on track to add £1.42bn to the Humber economy by the end of 2019/20 – a return of £5 GVA benefit for every £1 invested.

As part of this 12,050 gross FTE jobs will be created, 600 safeguarded and 62,228 properties will have reduced flood risk.

An impact assessment which forms part of the LEP’s Annual Review 2015/16 – launched on Friday 10 June – shows investments to

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Siemens chief and more panellists add their voice to Humber Summit

June 3, 2016

One the region’s largest recent investors will speak at the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit on Friday 10 June at the University of Hull.

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK, will speak to introduce the themed discussion of trade, investment and creating wealth at the event which will look at the Humber’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.

Organised by the Humber LEP with headline sponsor Andrew Jackson and support from Bondholders and, the event will see our facilitator renowned business journalist

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Humber Enterprise Zone to more than double following Spending Review

November 26, 2015

The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.

The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.

The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land

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LEP Yorkshire Post Column: Devolved funds deployed to support Humber growth

October 13, 2015

Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.

With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.

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Plans unveiled for UK’s first multimodal logistics training centre

October 1, 2015

Plans for Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services, were unveiled on Thursday 1 October at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby.

The new £7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is being jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP. It will be based in 5,696 m2 of tailor-made facilities, housed in

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