Gainsborough is one of the 20 Housing Zones outside London designed to accelerate housing development.
The town will also benefit from £18 million of public sector investment which will underpin heritage-led regeneration and housing-led economic growth.
Gainsborough is predicted to see an economic growth forecast of 12% which supports a 47% increase in the number of homes in the town, ultimately increasing the population to more than 30,000.
The town centre and historic river front will be revitalised and linkages to the first-class retail and food and drink offer in Marshall's Yard will be enhanced, making Gainsborough a strong investment proposition.
A number of key sites have already been earmarked for housing investment. Gainsborough’s riverside will be transformed to offer retail and leisure units, boosting the economy and helping create more than 3,000 jobs.
Queen Elizabeth’s High School offers outstanding education for 11 to 18 year olds and the University of Lincoln – on Gainsborough’s doorstep – is helping to drive the knowledge economy with its world-class teaching and research facilities.
The Greater Gainsborough Housing Zone presents an exciting opportunity for UK-wide developers, which is just the beginning of the next chapter for the town.
Gainsborough is a thriving Lincolnshire market town with major growth ambitions. The expansion of the population will go hand-in-hand with the provision of more jobs, improved education, more and better services and facilities, an improved town centre and a generally better quality of life for all.
In twenty years Gainsborough will have:
As a growth area, Gainsborough is seeking to increase its population by 10,000 to 36,000 in the next twenty years.
Gainsborough has two urban extensions to the north and south of the town which will accommodate at least 2,150 new homes before 2036. The Southern Neighbourhood has the benefit of planning consent for 2,500 homes, employment land, commercial space and social infrastructure. The Northern Neighbourhood is located adjacent to the Gainsborough Golf Club. A planning application is anticipated towards the end of 2016 for an initial development of circa 750 new homes with supporting local facilities. The development of these sites provide the opportunity to develop a new and differentiated housing market in the town building on the successful new developments at The Swale, The Belt and Foxby Lane.
West Lindsey District Council agreed an £18 million regeneration plan for Gainsborough in February 2016 which has created a raft of projects and an enabling fund regime to:
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Gainsborough is located on the eastern bank of the River Trent, on the border with Nottinghamshire and the Sheffield City Region.
The City of Lincoln lies about 18 miles to the south east and the Humber ports are some 37 miles to the north east. Access to the motorway network is at Scunthorpe (M180) 20 miles to the north, or Blyth (A1M) 14 miles to the west. Lea Road Railway Station provides a regular service to Lincoln, Sheffield and Doncaster (East Coast Mainline).
Gainsborough is within easy reach of Robin Hood International Airport (nr Doncaster) and Humberside Airport to the north of the county.
|Lea Road Railway Station||1mi / 1.6km||5 mins|
|A1(M)||14mi / 22km||23 mins|
|Robin Hood Airport||18mi / 29km||30 mins|
|Lincoln||19mi / 30km||33 mins|
|Doncaster||21mi / 34km||36 mins|
|Newark||25mi / 40km||44 mins|
|Humberside Airport||30mi / 48km||45 mins|
|Sheffield||35mi / 56km||59 mins|
|Immingham Dock||37mi / 59km||55 mins|
How we can help...?
The Growth Team at West Lindsey are keen to support any development proposals. Whether you are an existing business looking to expand or a business looking to relocate to this thriving rural area, we are here to help.
We have a team of people who can help and support you to ensure you have all the information, advice and guidance you need to make your plans come alive.
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