New Anglia LEP Growth Deal

The New Anglia LEP has secured £173.3 m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund to support economic growth in Norfolk and Suffolk. Some funding has been provisionally allocated for 2016/17 for sustainable transport projects in Thetford and Attleborough. Further details.

Unfortunately, the LEP were persuaded by Norfolk County Council to amend the funding allocation, so that most of the £2.3m that was to be spent on sustainable transport measures will now be put towards a new roundabout for the Thetford Enterprise Park. (Source: LEP Board Minutes from 21-Jun-2016.)

It is sad that the Greater Thetford Development Partnership was not consulted before the decision (they were only asked afterwards), and that no information was provided to the LEP Board about what projects would lose out as a result of their decision. I’ve therefore requested more information about the previous and new plans for the funding: FOI Request: New Anglia LEP Thetford Sustainable Transport Package.

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