Brooks Newmark has welcomed the new National Infrastructure Plan – setting out clear plans for investment in infrastructure, including roads, rail, and local flood defences.
Across the East of England the plan commits to invest in:
• At least 120 flood defence schemes to reduce flood risk.
• 14 major Strategic Road Network projects.
• £60 million national funding pot for local stations to bid for funding to improve access.
• Continued support for digital infrastructure which will ensure that 95% of premises have access to superfast broadband by 2017.
In total across Britain, the plan commits to £15 billion of investment in roads and £2.3 billion in flood defences, confirms our £38 billion Network Rail programme, and will ensure 95 per cent of premises have access to superfast broadband by 2017.
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:
“Today’s National Infrastructure Plan is a key part of our long term economic plan.
“It sets out our vision for our roads, our railways, housing and local flood defences – so that we have modern infrastructure fit for the 21st century.
“It’s only because we’ve got a strong economy that we’re able to do this. This plan will transform roads, rail and other infrastructure in the East of England - helping local businesses to create more jobs and families to have more security for the years ahead.”
Brooks Newmark said:
“This is excellent news for Braintree, and will be a real boost for local households and businesses.
“Ultimately this will mean more jobs and growth, helping to deliver a better future for hardworking people in Braintree.”