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Superport to provide millions to help pay for A13 widening
6:00am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Echo News
The plan, which comes after months of negotiations, would increase the key road to three lanes.
As part of the deal, the council will ensure big companies do not have to wade through planning red tape to get a spot on the 860,000sq m London Gateway Logistics Park at the port.
The deal was delayed after the council and port bosses failed to reach an exact agreement for A13 funding.
But Thurrock Council has announced it has struck a deal with the port’s owners and a special meeting has been arranged to agree the order.
It is thought DP World will contribute about ten per cent to the cost of the A13 scheme.
Other benefits include the council receiving £1.45 for every metre of warehousing floor-space on the site and funding each time one of the six berths opens.
Additional funding for the A13 scheme will still need to be secured from the Government.
Councillor Andy Smith, in charge of regeneration at Thurrock Council, said: “This is a wide-ranging agreement.”
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