Cheshire and Warrington LEP Growth Fund Deal worth £192m is signed

The Cheshire and Warrington Growth Deal, announced last July, has been signed.

The Growth Deal will help the LEP deliver:

1. Transport improvements in the Warrington area delivering a new bridge crossing, motorway improvements and traffic easing measures and to the Chester area delivering junction improvements and a new bus interchange. These critical improvements will enable better access to existing business parks and to the development of new sites for housing and employment.

2. Support for the expansion of science & innovation in the North West through a new joint Life Science Investment Fund with Greater Manchester which will support new science start-up businesses. The Deal will also invest in new critical new equipment at the Thornton Science Park which will attract more business.

3. Continued discussion with Government on the alignment of Homes and Communities Agency owned land in Warrington South with Cheshire and Warrington’s growth objectives, exploring the potential for sharing income from that land, a proportion of which could enable the development of local sites supporting the building of more homes and jobs

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