Read the latest e-newsletter from the Humber LEP here.
The Humber Local Enterprise (LEP) is working to improve infrastructure throughout the Humber region, to allow for sustainable growth and prolonged opportunities for businesses.
Our strategy remains to work with local authorities, Government and with private sector investment in a number of sectors.
Transport and connectivity within the Humber and throughout the UK must be functional and capable of facilitating our growth plans, and our work with various national bodies is set to continue.
Words by Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of Humber Local
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
Our Partners at Transport for the North are developing a Strategic Transport Plan and accompanying TfN Investment Programme to connect the North of England. The Plan will have a wide ranging and ambitious scope, setting out connectivity priorities right across the North that will help transform economic performance up to 2050.
Building on local plans and strategies, TfN has produced two new and important pieces of evidence, the Major Roads Report and Integrated Rail Report. These reports will look at the
The Department for Transport has announced today that the A63 Garrison Road in Hull will be one of the schemes to benefit from new funding for improving congested junctions.
The £6.3m scheme will save more than half a million hours of delays in the first year alone.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said:
“We welcome the improvement which will relieve congestion and enable future growth – something we have been lobbying for with Hull City Council and Hull
The Chancellor made his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons today.
The specific announcements related to the Humber LEP are summarised below.
The Government is allocating £556m from the Local Growth Fund to the 11 LEPs in the Northern Powerhouse through a third round of Growth Deals. Details of the individual LEP allocations will be announced at a later date. Information on the Humber’s bid can be found here.
A1079/A164 Jocks Lodge Junction
The Government is providing funding to develop a business
The scope of the project is to improve highway access to Humberside International Airport from the Strategic Road Network to facilitate future development and expansion at the airport. The scheme will unlock 20 hectares of allocated employment land at the airport, widen Caistor Road and replace the priority junction with a roundabout.
This addresses an overarching problem of poor connectivity of the airport to the strategic highway network at the A180/A18/M180 Barnetby Interchange which is limiting the attractiveness of Humberside Airport
This scheme, funded through the Local Growth Fund, involves the construction of a new shared use footway/cycleway along the A161 Bridge Street/Lower Bridge Street in Goole. The 1km link will provide a safe and continuous cycle route between the residential area of Old Goole and key employment, education, healthcare, leisure and retail facilities in Goole town centre.
It is hoped that the new route will encourage more residents to make short local trips on foot or by bike, supporting the high percentage of
Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.
With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.