Melton Borough Council

Melton relief road cash welcomed

Published Monday, 28th November 2016

Leicestershire County Council and Melton Borough Council have welcomed the Government's decision to fund the creation of a business case for the Melton Relief Road.

Councillor Peter Osborne, county council cabinet member for transport said:

"The county council fully supports the future growth of Melton Mowbray, so we are absolutely delighted that the Government has awarded us this money. A relief road for the town will support up to 5,000 new homes and help to boost its economy by over £100m per year.

“This money will enable us to continue to work closely with Melton Borough Council to develop proposals for the relief road in more detail and we will continue to engage with local residents and businesses as we do so.”

Melton Borough Council leader, Councillor Pam Posnett, said:

"I am absolutely delighted, this is the best news we have had in a long time. It means that we will now be able to plan the route of the proposed road and it will enable us to continue working with our residents and businesses to deliver their aspirations."

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