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Roads: Harlow Bypass

Volume 717: debated on Thursday 4 February 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a transport infrastructure to support Harlow's housing targets; and how those will be financed. [HL1563]

Plans for transport infrastructure to support Harlow's housing targets will be led by the region and local highway authorities with the involvement of the Department for Transport. The region has just commenced a series of government-supported studies for Delivering a Sustainable Transport System, including one that will consider longer-term proposals for Harlow amongst other locations.

Government funding for local and regional transport infrastructure has been delegated to the regions through the regional funding allocation process. Harlow is set to benefit from a number of transport infrastructure improvements, including those for additional rolling stock and better station facilities on the East Anglia Main Line. Highways infrastructure schemes include two community infrastructure-funded schemes, the dualling of the A414 from M11 junction 7 to the Southern Way junction (grant of £9.9 million) and the First Avenue Multi-modal Corridor (grant of £3.58 million).