Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million, the government announced 5th July 2018.
Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord Henley, unveiled the new Stage 1 Town Deal partnership with the Greater Grimsby Project Board while visiting the Marine Operating Centre in Grimsby and seeing first-hand some of the transformative projects the Deal will help deliver.
The Stage 1
Lord Haskins (left) takes a tour of the £200m Energy Works power plant currently under construction in Hull.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was part of a special access visit hosted by Spencer Group to Ron Dearing UTC and Energy Works, two of Hull’s most significant developments.
Those in attendance alongside Lord Haskins included Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP, who championed the cause of establishing Hull’s first UTC, Finbarr Dowling, former Hull Project Director for another UTC
A major route through Hull is set to receive an upgrade after £7.5m funding was allocated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
LEP Chair Lord Haskins announced at the partnership’s AGM this morning that the LEP had decided to allocate the funding to Hull City Council’s proposal for the Stoneferry Road corridor in order to support continued economic growth.
The funding, from the Local Growth Fund, will support the development and delivery of an integrated transport scheme for Stoneferry Road that
For sale – 1,500 football pitches, or 1,820 Rugby League pitches as they might like to say in our region’s city Hull.
Well that’s the challenge – to market and help unlock the equivalent employment land in the Humber located next to ports, motorway routes and rail as part of my role on the Humber LEP’s Investment and Regulation Board. The region’s strong advantages of connectivity to the UK and Europe presents a vital opportunity for new businesses moving to the Humber.
As the devolution debate continues it is essential we do not lose the momentum or focus on growing the Humber economy.
Which is why we are pleased to welcome the significant extension to our Enterprise Zone, and our contribution (subject to EU funds) to the £400m Northern Powerhouse that will benefit small businesses through an investment fund, set out by the Chancellor in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement.
The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.
The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.
The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land