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Funding awarded to improve local roads and unlock housing

Words: Huw Morris

A total of £244 million has been awarded to 76 projects across England to improve local roads and public transport as well as supporting housing development.

The cash is part of a £345.3 million package under the National Productivity Investment Fund and the Large Local Majors fund.

Among the schemes to benefit are £101.3 million for two new major roads in Middlewich, Cheshire, and Worcester.

Other projects include a new link for buses in Plymouth providing access to Derriford hospital and improvement on the A66 in Darlington to unlock the development of 2,600 houses and 4,300 jobs.

Details of the schemes are available here.

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