National Infrastructure Plan

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.”
 

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