River’s set for £2.7m works

BRIGG is set to be the focal point of a £2.7 million project to develop the River Ancholme.

The wider Ancholme Development Project will come in following the opening of the Heritage Centre at The Angel in May.

Phase two will be the wider river restoration involving the Environment Agency, North Lincolnshire Council and voluntary groups.

There will be improvements by the County Bridge, including the demolition of the old White Hart jetty and developments on the rough area of land on the east bank up to the Atherton Way roundabout, alongside improvements accompanying the developments at Tesco and Lidl.

Funding of £80,000 is already provided through a section 106 agreement with the major store companies as part of the planning process.

There is also expected to be a major clean-up of riverside walls and banks.

The outline plan for the longer-term improvements was given by Coun Rob Waltham at the Ancholme Users Group meeting at the Glanford Board Club.

Coun Waltham said: “This broader phase two plan will improve access to and the appearance of the River Ancholme following the phase one development at The Angel.