Infrastructure: Clacton

Treasury written question – answered on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Giles Watling Giles Watling Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taking to invest in infrastructure in the Clacton region.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

We are committed to making sure every area of the country has modern and efficient infrastructure. By the end of the parliament, public capital investment will reach levels not sustained in 40 years.

Essex will receive £19 million for local roads maintenance in 2018/19, and DfT has provided £4 million to Essex County Council for development funding for improvements to the A120. In the last 5 years access to Superfast Broadband in Clacton has risen from 77% to 98%.

The Budget announced new programmes delivered at the local level to address barriers to productivity and increased funding for existing programmes, including an additional £420 million in 2018/19 to tackle potholes, repair damaged roads, and invest in keeping bridges open and safe. The £675 million Future High Streets Fund will support and fund local areas’ plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future, and the Budget also announced £150 million funding pot for a new competition for small improvements projects such as roundabouts.

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