Progress made in the plans to develop a bypass linking Chesterfield and Staveley following yesterday's Budget

The idea was first suggested to the Government back in 1927.

Plans for a bypass linking Chesterfield to Staveley have moved a step closer.

It's after the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced proposals to move to the next stage of the development in yesterday's budget.

The County Council will now put together a detailed proposal and business case, which can be presented back to the Government.

MP for North East Derbyshire, Lee Rowley, says it's brilliant news for Staveley;

“We’ve waited for nearly a century for the Staveley bypass and its looks like we are finally getting some momentum behind the project. 

The Government’s willingness to provide funding for the next stage of development is hugely welcome. 

There is still a long way to go, and no guarantees of full funding, but this is another step forward in making Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire even better.”

Meanwhile, Chesterfield's MP has also welcomed the announcement;

"This will speed up traffic that is just passing through Staveley and Chesterfield and free up space on those roads that are there for people who are accessing Chesterfield.

Investment in our roads must come alongside investment in public transport infrastructure too, because the environmental damage done by our over reliance on cars is great, but in itself this is an announcement that will be hugely welcomed across Chesterfield."

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