Concern about traffic on the A64 was again brought up in the House of Commons today by Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton. He asked a question in the Chamber during Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions,
“Work on Yorkshire’s largest economic project, a Potash mine on the North York Moors, and the drilling of the UK’s first shale gas well since 2011 are both planned to commence in early 2017 and much of the associated traffic will travel down the single-laned A64 in my constituency. Will the Secretary of State agree to arrange and attend a joint meeting together with the Department of Transport and Treasury to make sure we have the necessary infrastructure upgrades to support these key economic developments?”
The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, replied that it would be a pleasure to meet with Mr. Hollinrake. Mr. Clark, MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells, went on to say that one of the reasons the Government had created the Local Enterprise Partnerships and the growth deals was to make sure that the investment in infrastructure can go alongside economic development.
Mr. Hollinrake will continue to press for improvements to the A64.