This week it was confirmed that the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership’s investment for the Crawley Growth Programme has increased to £15.4 million.
The project is seeing improvements to Crawley town centre as well as Manor Royal through new office space, more homes, as well as improved transport infrastructure.
The Government’s £820,000 of Local Growth Funding recently announced follows the previous allocation of £14.6 million. The latest phase of the project will focus on Manor Royal Business Improvement District through extending a proposed bus lane, resulting in a reduction in journey times.
I am also pleased to welcome improvements to cycling and walking routes to not only make more sustainable transport options more attractive, but to also reduce carbon emissions.
Earlier this month I called for the Transport Secretary to update MPs on the importance of improving rail network functionality. The service is vital to commuters and occasional travellers from Three Bridges, Crawley and Ifield stations and recent disruptions cannot continue.
As part of the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund I recently accepted an invitation to join the Crawley Towns Fund Board – an important way we can secure further investment locally.
Henry Smith MP