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Report highlights East Lincolnshire’s need for better connectivity


A report by Greengauge has said the east Lincolnshire area needs better rail and motorway transport if it is to bring in tourism, improve people’s social mobility, attract businesses and keep its young people from leaving.

One of the main areas it singles out is North East Lincolnshire.

The report, Connecting East Lincolnshire, says the area is in the bottom 10 per cent of local authorities in England and Wales in terms of social mobility. Following the decline of the busy fishing port, it says “something big will have to change if its economy is to recover.”

It also gave mention to the need for resort towns such as Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton as needing transport connectivity to encourage business and stop young people from leaving.

Louth station today.
Greengauge 21 has released its report “Connecting East Lincolnshire”.

Market town Louth was noted as having “a transport system that has been as much cut back as improved over the last 50 years, and which is unsuited to the now urgent need for improvement and reform to adapt to the challenge of the climate crisis.”

The report adds: “Remote from the national motorway network, and with poor access to the national rail network, the wide swathe of Lincolnshire’s coastal strip is not an easy visit for international or domestic tourists. Nor is it well-rated for those contemplating, post-Covid, longer distance commuting from a rural home location into the capital or other major employment centres such as Leeds.

“This simply isn’t a viable option for home-workers who nonetheless need to get to head office when required. The reality is that poor transport connectivity is a real constraint on economic development.”


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