DCLG announces £191m cash injection for South West

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a government cash boost of £191 million for the South West to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

A statement from the DCLG said the projects are set to help improve skills, create jobs, build homes and improve infrastructure.

The investment is aimed at benefiting a number of locally-chosen projects including: a new roundabout and access road on the A40 in Gloucester; new space for low-carbon energy businesses to grow at Huntspill Energy Park in Bridgwater; and the Institute for Advanced
Automotive Propulsion Systems in Bath which will help deliver future generations of clean and energy efficient vehicles.

The package is the latest award from the £12 billion Local Growth Funding, on top of £780 million of growth funding already awarded to the six Local Enterprise Partnerships in the region.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “The South West is home to some of Britain’s top businesses, and they know the best way to create jobs and boost growth in their local area.

“That’s why we’re backing their ideas with almost £1 billion for business and infrastructure projects across the region, so the South West can reach its full potential, and we create a country that works for everyone.”

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