Very, very few people in the eastern part of East Devon will benefit from this, yet it is in the EDDC area.
“The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed funding for two major projects in Devon …
[One is £9 m at Sherford new town near Plymouth]
… east of Exeter, the continuing growth and development will receive a £4 million boost, which with £3 million developer contributions will deliver improvements to Moor Lane junction to provide more capacity for traffic using the A30 and from Sowton Industrial estate; extension of the higher quality cycle routes into the city; an additional multi-use car park at the Science Park; plus extension of the electric bike scheme.
The news has been welcomed by Devon County Council, which put in the bids for the DfT funding.
Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Development and Waste, said:
“This is great news for Devon. Great for Devon residents, and great for Devon businesses. The £9 million will bring with it improvements in Exeter, and much needed access, and High Street, to the new town of Sherford. Both schemes will be a boost for new housing, jobs and connectivity in Devon.”