Brentwood to benefit from South East LEP £442.2m funding boost

Brentwood is set to benefit from three new multi-million pound transport schemes being undertaken in South Essex.

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership announced £155.8m of Government funding would be ploughed into the south of the county.

A four-and-a-half mile stretch of the A13 between Pitsea and the Orsett Cock, in Thurrock, will be widened to six lanes, while the A127 will get an overhaul at four-pinch points. Southend’s Victoria Avenue will also be revamped, with the town itself set to receive a £7million boost.

The works were announced today after the South East Local Enterprise secured £442.2m altogether for development projects across the region.

Brentwood will also benefit from efforts across the region to develop new business parks in association with the


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area’s universities.

The LEP said it aimed to invest in colleges and other training providers to raise skill levels and help people into jobs.

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It is also planning to streamline support for businesses by rolling out a wider model based on the Southend Growth Hub, providing advice, guidance and access to finance.

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