MP Penny Mordaunt announced funding to the Burgess Hill link road which will unlock 3,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs.
Speaking at Gatwick airport railway station today the parliamentary under-secretary, department for communities and local government explained how the A2300 will help those who have ‘suffered from congestion problems for ages’.
The £17 million investment is welcomed by Burgess Hill town mayor Anne Jones, who said: “It’s wonderful news, now we have the infrastructure and funding to support the housing we need. To have that money allocated is brilliant news.”
Leader of Mid Sussex District Council Garry Wall added: It’s incredibly positive news for Mid Sussex. We have lobbied long and hard for this.”
The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £35.8m invested in the Coast to Capital area between 2016 and 2021. This is in addition to the £202.4m of funding committed by the Government on 7 July 2014.
The Prime Minister said: “Giving local communities the power and the money to unlock growth and development and make the spending decisions that work for them is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a brighter future for Britain and ensure a recovery for all.
“And this is happening right here in the South from Chichester to Lewes and Croydon to Brighton, with more money announced today for key projects to boost the local economy as part of the multi-million pound expansion of the Government’s Growth Deals.
“And because the money will be in the control of a partnership of local community, business and civic leaders it means it will go on the things that really matter to people and businesses in Sussex, East Surrey and Croydon.
“That is what Growth Deals are all about, backing local people and investing in the infrastructure, housing and skills that will drive forward local economies, create more jobs and opportunities for hardworking people and supercharge all parts of our country.”