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St James Mill Link Road backed by Prime Minister

20 April 2017

SEMLEP's role in securing funding for the St James Mill Link Road in Northampton has been praised by Theresa May in the House of Commons.

Responding to a question by Northampton South MP David Mackintosh, the Prime Minister said: "I am happy to see the link road proposal put forward by the Local Enterprise Partnership that will improve access to business and unlock development in the area."

The link road has been financed through the Local Growth Deal - with SEMLEP securing Government funding to join up both disjointed ends of St James Mill Road over a disused railway track.

The £600,000 project will open up possibilities for further development on a key part of the Waterside Enterprise Zone and improve access to the area.

Addressing the Prime Minister, David Mackintosh said: "The only way to fund crucial infrastructure is with a strong economy. To that end does my right hon friend agree with me that the St James Mill link road would help with traffic flow in the town and unlock development on the enterprise zone and will the next Conservative government continue to support me as the MP in backing the scheme?"

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