Gamesley Councillors Anthony McKeown and Dave Wilcox were cock a hoop this week with the confirmation that the newly elected County Council cabinet had slotted the proposed Gamesley Railway station into its list of priority options for investment for the period 2015 -19.
New structures now in place mean that to access transport funding, regions have to allocate resources to schemes which meet set criteria including a business case, the potential to create jobs, positive green impacts and social improvement possibilities.
“Having ensured that the Gamesley halt proposal was in the Labour County Council manifesto for 2013 to 2017, I’m chuffed that it has made the long list so quickly,” said County Councillor Dave Wilcox.
“There have however been a few false dawns in relation the Gamesley Railway station. Starting the race doesn’t necessarily mean you end up with a place, but it’s better to be up for consideration rather than not to be in the frame at all.”
In a report to the Derbyshire Cabinet of 18th June, it is estimated that £19million could be available to Derbyshire. The six possible schemes identified will cost approximately £30 …read more
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