Lewes Conservatives have welcomed the news that the Lewes constituency will be one of the areas set to benefit from the delivery of high quality infrastructure projects including new roads, offshore wind farms, and housing.
A22 Corridor Package has been selected by the Conservative Government as one of almost 100 major projects to be fast-tracked to boost the economy.
Through its new Growth Plan, the Conservative Government will slash red tape and streamline regulations to accelerate major infrastructure projects across the country and get Britain building again.
In the coming months, a new Planning and Infrastructure Bill will be brought forward to unpick the complex patchwork of planning restrictions and EU-derived laws that have delayed improvements to roads, railways, and communications networks across the country.
The current energy crisis has shown the importance of investing in home grown energy production and security. The Government will prioritise high quality infrastructure, reduce the burden of environmental assessments and lengthy consultation processes, while ensuring the environment is protected.
That means making it quicker to plan and build new roads, speeding up the deployment of key energy projects like nuclear energy, and prioritising housing. These projects will create jobs and build the infrastructure and homes needed to grow the economy.
Maria Caulfield MP said “We need to get Britain building infrastructure again if we want to unleash the potential for growth across the country.
“That is why I welcome A22 Corridor Package being selected as one of the high quality infrastructure projects under the new Growth Plan to boost the economy – as this Conservative Government slashes red tape to incentivise investment and deliver new roads, offshore wind farms, and housing.
“By investing in the infrastructure our country needs, we are creating jobs and opportunities across the Lewes constituency and across the whole country, whilst laying the foundations for a strong, competitive, economy.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng said “The time it takes to get consent for nationally significant projects is getting slower, not quicker, while our international competitors forge ahead.
“We have to end this. To support growth right across the country, we need to go further, with targeted action in local areas. We will liberalise planning rules in specified agreed sites, releasing land and accelerating development. And we will cut taxes, with businesses in designated sites enjoying the benefit of generous tax reliefs.”
Transport Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan said “Our transport network is essential to delivering growth in every region of the United Kingdom – it is clear that we must streamline regulations and get on with building to unleash the potential of every part of the country.
“This Conservative Government is committed to delivering high quality infrastructure. Today’s announcement by the Chancellor will rocket boost delivery.”