Extra £15m announced for Gloucestershire during visit from Transport Secretary

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin visited Gloucestershire this week to announce how £15 million of addition investment will help boost jobs and growth in the county.  

The funding is part of the next phase of the Local Growth Deal, which it is claimed will create 6,000 new jobs and provide 400 new homes in Gloucestershire.

Patrick McLoughlin said: “This £15 million funding will make a lasting improvement to Gloucestershire’s economy. Providing investment for the county to drive its own growth and job creation forms a major part of this government’s long-term economic plan. The projects will provide the businesses, housing and skills that will build on the economic strengths already evident in Gloucestershire.”

The money is in addition to the £62.5 million announced in July last year, bringing the total to £77.5 million set aside for the county.

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