Single Local Growth Fund
In July 2014 the South East Local Enterprise Partnership secured a £442 million funding package as part of the Government's localism agenda to boost economic growth in the South East.
The funding was allocated based on the South East Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan. This set out the infrastructure and business needs required to support economic growth in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership area.
The majority of the Single Local Growth Fund has been allocated to the delivery of a number of transport projects which will support the delivery of new houses and jobs. Kent's allocation of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership award is £98 million for transport initiatives. This funding will be made available from April 2015 until March 2021.
The following transport projects have been awarded Single Local Growth Funding in Kent:
- A226 London Road/B255 St Clements Way, Dartford
- A28 Chart Road Improvements, Ashford
- A28 Sturry Road integrated transport package, Canterbury
- Countywide rights of way improvement plan
- Folkestone Seafront : onsite infrastructure and engineering works
- Kent strategic congestion management programme across growth areas, countywide
- Kent sustainable interventions programme for growth, countywide
- Kent Thameside local sustainable transport integrated door-to-door journeys
- M20 Junction 4 Eastern Overbridge Widening, West Malling
- M20 Junction 10a, Ashford
- Maidstone Gyratory Bypass
- Maidstone Integrated Transport Package (including the Hermitage Lane Improvement Scheme and the Sutton Road Improvement scheme)
- North Deal transport improvements
- Rathmore Road Link, Gravesend
- Sittingbourne Town Centre Regeneration
- Sturry Link Road, Canterbury
- Sustainable access to Maidstone employment areas
- Thanet Parkway Railway Station, Thanet
- Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration
- West Kent local sustainable transport - tackling congestion.