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The Humber LEP has welcomed news of the naming of a new Goole road that will link to employment land recently granted Enterprise Zone status.

A release follows by the Homes and Communities Agency.

James Wharton MP named a new £13 million road that connects the M62 motorway to the Port of Goole. Tom Pudding Way, named after the traditional barges that used to unload coal, will make it easier for modern users of the port to connect with the rest of the country.

The Northern Powerhouse Minister also saw how the road, funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the European Regional Development Fund, will enable up to 3,900 jobs to be created on the site.

The Road, between Junction 36 of the M62 and Andersen Road in Goole is providing access to 40 Hectares of land that will be used for employment purposes and enable up to 160,000 m2 of commercial buildings to be built which will create up to 3,900 jobs.

Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton said:  “Investment and innovation are at the heart of Enterprise zones and this project is a testament to what can happen when the public and private sector work together to support business and create jobs.

“This new road provides a necessary link between the historic port of Goole and the Humber Enterprise Zone. Therefore it is fitting that it will take its name form one of the area’s original drivers of growth.”

Councillor Parnaby, leader of East Riding Council said: “It is fitting that the name recognises the industrial history of the town while the project plays such a significant role in boosting the local economy.

“The council fully supports infrastructure investments and this scheme will create opportunities for almost 4,000 people.

Lord Haskins, chair of the Humber LEP, said:

“The completion of the access road and its naming linked to Goole’s history as a port comes at the same time as adjacent land in Goole and sites nearby in Melton becoming part of the Humber Enterprise Zone. Both the better connectivity provided by Tom Pudding Way between the ports and M62 and the incentives offered by the Enterprise Zone sites means there is huge potential for the investment in and development of the land.

“This attractive proposition for investors looks certain to provide a jobs boost to the town and wider region.”