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South Derbyshire MP's 'delight' after area set for link road booster

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 29, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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THE MP for South Derbyshire has expressed her 'delight' at news that millions of pounds in funding will help to create a major link road in the area.

Heather Wheeler spoke out after learning that the Government will invest a total of £13.7 million into a scheme dubbed 'Infinity Park' in Derby, which will be linked by a specially created road to South Derbyshire.

The plan, called the D2N2 scheme, is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area, more business opportunities and millions of pounds in revenue.

Mrs Wheeler said: "I am delighted that the recent funding allocation will allow D2N2 to begin their plans for Infinity Park commercial estate, including building the link road from South Derbyshire ending at the Rolls-Royce site at the top end of the new business park.

"This road will be a great help to my constituents who regularly travel to that part of Derbyshire for work.

"I know many of my constituents will join me in welcoming this road and the funding to D2N2, which will benefit all of Derbyshire and especially the large number of South Derbyshire residents who work at Rolls-Royce."

The 250-acre commercial park will be close to Findern and border on Rolls-Royce's civil aerospace division.

Infinity Park, which will cost £200 million to create, aims to replicate the success of Pride Park.

It is anticipated that the park will create at least 1,000 jobs by 2022 and lever in almost £70 million in private sector and £4 million in public sector investment.

A spokesman for D2N2 said: "The deal will build on the area's clear strengths by investing in a number of major projects

"The D2N2 partnership brings together the core city of Nottingham and the key city of Derby with the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – home to vibrant market towns and large numbers of businesses.

"This deal offers opportunities to both cities and counties, with a range of projects to support growth."

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