Created: 23 January 2017
Andrew has today announced that East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are to receive tens of millions of pounds of new investment from the Conservative Government.
Andrew has made the announcement in his role as Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. The funding is part of the Government's Local Growth Fund, which Andrew has Ministerial responsibility for.
The funding is being made available to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, who will receive £27.9 million, and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership, who will receive £23.7 million. The funding will support job creation, flood resilience and regeneration projects across the area.
These projects include funding for a new Intermodal Terminal in Goole at the docks, which draws together the town’s existing rail, sea, motorway and inland waterway links into one site, providing an integrated transport facility for business.
£2.1 million has been made available for the Goole Intermodal Terminal scheme alongside £8 million to expand a grant scheme for small and medium-sized businesses across the Humber.
Other projects locally will receive funding, including millions for town centre regeneration works in Grimsby and Hull, flood defence works across the region and funding to support small and medium sized businesses to grow and create jobs. There will also be funding for a harbour redevelopment scheme in Bridlington and money for Stallingborough employment site.
Andrew says, “In the past this funding has supported projects such as flood defence works for the Lincs Lakes project, Goole College's new welding centre, the A18 bridge at Melton Ross and even the Goole to Old Goole cycleway.
“This latest announcement I am making will see the Conservative government invest tens of millions of pounds more in East Yorkshire and North Lincs to support economic growth and create more jobs.
I visited the site of the Goole Intermodal Terminal today and met with Peter Aarosin, who is leading the project, to discuss the plans. This project will create jobs and increase trade through the ports, as well as developing local skills and businesses.
“I was clear when I took up my role as Northern Powerhouse Minister that I wanted to see more investment in the North and do all I could to help close the economic gap between the North and the South. I am therefore proud to be announcing this funding, which is part of £556 million of investment I am announcing today across the North; including nearly £160 million of new investment for Yorkshire and the Humber.
“In the coming weeks I will also be announcing funding for the Lincolnshire LEP which covers Northern Lincolnshire, meaning that even more investment will be coming to our area.”
Photos - Andrew with Peter Aarosin in Goole (above) and with local councillors and LEP representatives in Hull (below).