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SHIIP (South Humber Industrial Investment Programme)

North East Lincolnshire Council has an Economic Strategy in place which seeks to ensure that the right conditions for growth are provided and it can achieve one of its key priorities to create a stronger economy in the borough.

One of the key themes within the Economic Strategy is the creation of sustainable infrastructure that enables and supports growth, including the provision of new strategic employment sites, all of which will help deliver the Economic Strategy and the growth ambitions set out in the Local Plan. The programme which will deliver this is the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP).

SHIIP is a £40m project to deliver major infrastructure investments, industrial sites and employment creation in North East Lincolnshire, UK.

A number of key projects will be delivered by the council working in partnership with ENGIE over a 5-10 year period as part of SHIIP. The programme will create 90 hectares of additional employment land, create 4,000 new jobs and generate £200m within the local economy over the next 25 years.

Key elements of the programme include:

Stallingborough Employment Zone – Located off the Stallingborough Interchange on Kiln Lane, the proposed 64 hectare site will potentially support up to 3,959 jobs boosting both employment and the local economy. This part of the programme is supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership with £2.6m of external funding provided by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Key project dates:

Planning approval granted  – Late 2018
Construction start - Mid 2019
Project complete -  Mid 2020

South Humber Bank Link Road – A proposed strategic highway linking the ports of Grimsby and Immingham via Moody Lane, Grimsby and Hobson Way, Stallingborough. This road would facilitate development of allocated employment sites on the South Humber Bank and has the potential to support up to 922 jobs. This part of the programme is supported by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Key project dates:

Planning approval granted – Mid 2018
Construction start – Early 2019
Project complete – Eartly 2020

Strategic Ecological Mitigation – This project protects the environment whilst encouraging economic growth on the South Humber Bank. The first of four potential sites is being progressed off South Marsh Road, Stallingborough and will be named Cress Marsh Nature Reserve specifically providing lagoons and ponds for protected bird species from the Humber Estuary. This part of the programme is supported by £1.1m of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) money and £2m from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 

Key project dates:

Planning submission for Cress Marsh – Mid  2018
Construction start for Cress Marsh – Late  2018
Project  complete for Cress Marsh – Late  2019

Key dates for other sites to be confirmed


South Humber – Britain’s Best Industrial Base’ – a major marketing campaign was launched at the end of 2018 aiming to attract inward investment and create thousands of new jobs promoting SHIIP to a wider national and international audience. View the website here:



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