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Talks have begun about plans to create a number of new villages - with six thousand extra homes - on the outskirts of Scunthorpe.
The Lincolnshire Lakes project would develop a cluster of communities between the western edge of the town and the River Trent, bringing with it three thousand construction jobs. People living in the area have until the 20th of May to make their comments.
The council's budget, announced in February, allocated funds to de-trunk the M181 and allow for new road infrastructure in connection with the development. This is expected to lead to a roundabout, with a link road connecting to the new villages.
The consultation, which will run until May 20, will include public events across Scunthorpe.
Plans for around 6,000 homes on the outskirts of Scunthorpe will go on show to the public today.
A consultation period has started on the Lincolnshire Lakes project, which also aims to create thousands of construction jobs.
The North Lincolnshire Council scheme will see entire villages built in a waterside setting, complete with new businesses and leisure facilities.
Four options for how the project will look have been developed by the council and its partners.