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Please note this project is now being monitored by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Lincolnshire Lakes is a strategic regeneration project on the western fringe of the Scunthorpe urban area. The project seeks to bring forward 6,000+ homes, a commercial park, education/community/health facilities, green infrastructure and recreational and functional lakes. One of the key strategic objectives is to bring forward a flood management solution which ensures a safe development, free from flooding. It is also essential that this solution will provide additionality to the existing flood defences and improve the situation for the villages of Buringham and Gunness.


The Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Risk and Drainage Strategy aims to allow for the development of sustainable areas that are flood resilient and adaptable for the future with exemplar flood risk defence and drainage infrastructure, to enable the achievement of major social and environmental benefits, including overall reduction of flood risk to nearby communities.

Project Dates

July 1, 2015 - August 31, 2019

Project Sponsor

North Lincolnshire Council


Western fringe of Scunthorpe bounded by the River Trent to the west, M180 to the South and Flixborough to the North


Profiled Achieved Q4 31.3.21
LGF Spend £13,300,001.00 £13,300,001.00
Public Spend £     737,699.00 £     737,699.00
Private Spend £39,419,360.00 £24,900,000.00


  Profiled Achieved Q4 31.3.21
New jobs 3,588 60
Commercial floor space created (m²) 40,000 0
Housing Units started 6,148 71
Housing Units completed 6,148 71
Completed housing units that will be rented at an affordable rent 303 0
Area of land reclaimed/redeveloped/assembled (ha) 328 328
Area of land with reduced flood risk (ha) 328 328
Number of domestic properties with reduced flood risk 9,384 3,307
Commercial floor space with reduced flood risk (m²) 265,441 265,441

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


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Last updated: April 4, 2022

All locations are approximate.

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