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National Productivity Investment Fund

Darlington Borough Council has successfully secured £3.374m of funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to provide highways improvements that will support Darlington’s growing economy.

The funding from DfT’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will be used on some of Darlington’s busiest routes to improve access to the town centre and sites around Central Park, Lingfield Point, Yarm Road Industrial Estate and Ingenium Parc. The total investment is almost £5m with £1.258m being provided by Tees Valley Combined Authority and £0.302m from the Council’s Local Transport funding. This will help to bring forward 4,300 jobs, £17.5m GVA and 2,600 homes. 

The improvements planned include:

  • McMullen Road/Yarm Road roundabout
  • Lingfield Way/Yarm Road junction
  • Tornado Way/Haughton Road throughabout

NPIF programme on Yarm Road and Tornado Way

Darlington Borough Council applied to the Department for Transport's National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) in 2017.Any schemes submitted to the programme had to fulfil one or more of the following outlined objectives;

  • Ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional and local roads;
  • Unlock economic job creation opportunities;
  • Enable delivery of vital new housing development to meet the needs of a generation of would-be home owners

View the application [pdf document]

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