Funding has been made available to expand the Thornton Road Business Park in North Yorkshire.

On 4 August 2020, the government confirmed the list of over 300 successful projects, which will receive a share of £900m from the Getting Building Fund.

The money was available for investment in local, shovel-ready infrastructure projects to stimulate jobs and support economic recovery across the country.

In total, the York & North Yorkshire LEP was allocated £15.4m from the GBF for a wide-ranging package of projects that will deliver a much-needed, post-covid boost to the local economy.

The LEP awarded York-based construction company Lindum Group £880,000 from the Fund to support site preparation and infrastructure to enable development.

The Thornton Road Business Park is already home to a range of companies and the expansion will provide much needed employment land for northern Ryedale.

Lindum development manager Andy Gardner said: “This scheme would not be happening without support from the Council and the Y&NY LEP and I would like to applaud their commitment to pushing ahead with this development.”

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