Andrew recently met with the Homes and Communities Agency, who are the Government agency now responsible for the site in the town, to discuss the proposed link road for Goole.
Andrew has been heavily involved in this issue since his election in 2010. He has brought together stakeholders and Ministers a number of times to try to unlock Government funding for the scheme, as well as remove hurdles to the scheme progressing. Whilst there have been no major announcements, there continues to be progress and the scheme, if successful, could result in upwards of 4,000 jobs over the next few years and benefit local residents.
Andrew says: “I am very aware that the proposals for a link road at Capitol Park have been going on for some time now and that there is a lot of history with this. The project is very important for the town which is why I have been working hard to secure it. Things have been progressing but there are still hurdles to overcome, with two issues in particular requiring action at the moment. Work to address these is taking place and I will keep residents fully updated.
"Significant funding from the Government and other public bodies has been committed to this project, but unlocking that funding has been problematic due to a number of complex legal matters that had simply not been addressed. There is still more to do and I will do all I can to assist in any way possible so that we can get this road built, and these new job opportunities created.
"Many residents have been frustrated by the lack of information on this and I understand their feelings. It is important that we get things confirmed before making statements and I will update residents as soon as we have something to announce, but please rest assured that everyone involved is working toward this.”