New bypass unlocking regeneration land in Derbyshire opens

Date posted: January 26, 2022
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Swadlincote road

A new £13.4 million road, unlocking land for housing and commercial space, in South Derbyshire has opened.

The project, linking Woodville and Swadlincote, was funded jointly by Derbyshire County Council, which contributed £7 million and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which gave £6.4 million from its Local Growth Fund.

As well as opening up land in the area for development, the single carriageway road, which measures almost a mile in length, will ease congestion on existing roads in the area, particularly Tollgate Island in Woodville where the A511 joins the A514.

Will Morlidge, interim chief executive officer at the D2N2 LEP, said:

“Through our Local Growth Fund and other initiatives, D2N2 is delivering major projects to boost the regeneration of our regional economy.

“The opening of the new link road will be key to shaping the future of the Swadlincote and Woodville areas.

“It has the needs of the local community at its core, supporting the creation of homes and new jobs to improve the prospects for the whole area.”

Councillor Carolyn Renwick, cabinet member for infrastructure and environment at Derbyshire County Council, which led on the project, said:

“We’re delighted that the new Woodville to Swadlincote link road is now open.

“The road will be great for the local area and will allow for land redevelopment along the route, opening up opportunities for new housing and business development.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in making the project a success.”

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