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Consultation opens on £113m Sheffield City Region spending

A public consultation has started on a list of major Sheffield City Region investment schemes.

The Local Transport Body (LTB) is asking for opinion on its initial list of developments which would make use of a potential £113m of devolved funding.

Schemes listed would cover Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, the Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Barnsley Leader and LTB Chair, Cllr Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, said: “The Government wants to devolve funding and decision making powers to the Sheffield City Region because ministers can see that better investments are made by local leaders, who understand the impact that decisions have on everyday life.

“Our analysis clearly shows that if we make these investments we will massively boost the local economy and create thousands of jobs. However, the numbers only show one side of the story.

“We want local people to tell us what they think, so we can better understand how these projects could impact on residents and businesses in the Sheffield City Region.”

The consultation runs until September 15, and those who want to submit opinion should visit the website here.

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