£28BN growth plan to be unveiled

A £28bn plan designed to underpin the economic growth of the Sheffield City Region, creating 70,000 jobs and 6,000 businesses, will be unveiled today (19 October 2016) at MIPIM UK.

The Integrated Infrastructure Plan – known as IIP – will outline how improvements being made to infrastructure across the region’s nine districts will be sped up.

Major projects identified as priorities include the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District; Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the surrounding area; maximising the benefits of HS2 in the region; and regeneration in town and city centres.

A team of private and public sector leaders and senior officers from Sheffield City Region will present the proposal at the country’s largest and most influential property and development showcase.

Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster and chair of the Combined Authority Infrastructure Executive Board, said: “Our region is a great place to do business and we already have a track record of delivering new infrastructure projects that bring economic growth, job creation and new housing.

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