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Transport at heart of £1.4bn devolution deal for North East

Peter Stonham
11 January 2023
Michael Gove: Investment fund would include control of “over half a billion pounds to upgrade public transport” through a new City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement
Michael Gove: Investment fund would include control of “over half a billion pounds to upgrade public transport” through a new City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement

 

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has approved a major new devolution deal for the North East that will see a new elected mayor given fresh funding and powers to improve the economic and social prospects of the region, including transport investment.

A £1.4bn investment fund will allow a new Mayor of North East to act on behalf of the two million people in Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, and County Durham over the next 30 years.

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