Councillors at South Holland District Council have agreed to accept the grant for the Northern Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension at a full council meeting on 26th July.
The council has formally accepted £224,000 of money from central government to help fund a major infrastructure development in Spalding. The funding will be used to support a development of design work for the northern phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road, which is designed to support the town’s predicted housing growth over the next two decades.
Councillors have also agreed to support the project with £100,000 from council’s growth budget with a public consultation expected to be held in the spring months of 2018. This is said to be very positive news for Spalding and the district making it a delight to have been successful in the bid.
The project is still in very early stages but there is huge potential in this development as a step towards a relief road for Spalding, providing a new route around the west side of the town. This is particularly needed as it’s expected that there will be an increase in rail freight passing through the town in the coming years, meaning that the barriers will be down for longer at level crossings.
The new road will help to reduce the delays stemming from this and cut congestion in the town centre, improving journey times for motorists. It is also said that it will inspire economic growth in the area.