Multi-million pound government regeneration pledge for Doncaster

16th July 2014

The government has anounced that Sheffield City Region, which covers S.Yorkshire and Derbyshire, is to receive £320 million with a sizeable proportion to be spent on the completion of the Robin Hood Airport link road. 

Building work is already being carried out on the M18/Robin Hood Airport link road but previous funding levels determined that the road would have stopped at Parrots corner with motorists having to complete their journeys on existing roads.  With the latest news, traffic will be able to go all the way from the M18 to Finningley on a high speed link.  Also a new link road from junction five of the M18 to Hatfield and improvements to West Moor Link will also receive funding.  The funding is part of the government's Growth Deal Initiative.  The amount is the fifth highest pledged and aims to create nearly 30,000 jobs and training for 40,000 people.

Steve Gill from Robin Hood Airport said, "Making the airport more accessible will help us to attract the variety of routes that people want to see us reach and this investment will be a major boost."  Chief Executive of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, Phil Harris, said, "By securing the fifth largest Growth Deal, the Sheffield City Region has clearly demonstrated to government that it has the capability to create growth and much needed jobs in order to enhance the region's economic performance..."

Source: Doncaster Free Press, Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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