PBA was appointed to support the delivery of up to 3,500 houses, commercial development and ancillary community facilities in Scunthorpe, as well as the detrunking of an existing motorway.
Working with the client, PBA developed a robust engagement strategy, building relationships with key decision-makers and influencers in North Lincolnshire to ensure a successful planning decision was reached. To achieve this, PBA set up stakeholder meetings, ensured regular communications and engagement with the community and developed a media strategy to support activity.
The site is located near to the River Trent and is protected from flooding by existing defences. As there is a residual risk of flooding to the site if the defences fail, PBA has liaised with the Environment Agency, the internal drainage board and the local authority to develop innovative solutions to ensure that the development will be safe in the event of a flood and to reduce the risk of flooding to existing communities.