Airport link road gets Growing Places boost

Published 10th April 2012 at 1:56pm

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board has approved £2m of funding from its Growing Places Fund for the Doncaster-Sheffield Airport link road.

The Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) will see a new link road from Junction 3 of the M18 serve the south-east of Doncaster.

James Newman, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, said,

“Growing Places Funding is giving important development projects across the Sheffield City Region the boost they need to deliver real economic and social benefits to residents and businesses.

 “Growing Places is helping the LEP to concentrate its efforts where it matters locally, which means better value for money and real improvements for our communities and our economy.”

The new link road will greatly improve the Sheffield City Region’s connections with national and international markets, bringing thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds of local investment to the Sheffield City Region.

Peter Dale, Doncaster Council Development Director, said: “I am pleased that the LEP Board agreed to allocate Growing Places Funding to the FARRRS link road. Securing this funding is key to generating further jobs and investment in the borough.

“The new link road will greatly improve connections with national and international markets through Doncaster Airport and the Inland Port, bringing thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds of local investment to the Sheffield City Region.”

Following news in the Budget that the LEP has secured a further £6 million worth of Government funding to continue its Growing Places Funding programme, the LEP will soon be announcing a new round of applications for funding.

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