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Jobs boost for Markham Vale

More than 2,000 jobs on horizon for flagship site.

Markam Vale

We drew up a bid − submitted through the Sheffield City Region's Enterprise Zone − for a share of £100 million set aside by Government for infrastructure to turn dormant sites into prime economic land. 

And the cash has been confirmed to develop the northern part of the Markham Vale site, where the former Seymour Colliery once stood, to: 

In addition to the £14.2 million investment, a link road will also be built in 2015/2016 to provide direct access to the site. The road is estimated to cost £7.56 million and expected to be funded jointly by the council and local transport boards for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) and Sheffield City Region (SCR). 

Councillor Joan Dixon, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: 

"This is fantastic news for Derbyshire. 

"We want to build a strong local economy that creates jobs, attracts new businesses and provides a future for our young people − and Markham Vale has a key role to play.

"A lot of hard work has gone into getting Markham Vale to the stage it is during extremely tough economic times this announcement is the latest in a string of very positive recent developments.

"Everything we do at Markham is geared towards long-term job creation. More than 500 new jobs have been announced during the last year alone, some of which are yet to arrive on-site. 

"This Enterprise Zone funding will allow us to develop more of the site, giving us the capacity to continue with our long-term vision of attracting more business and industry, creating 5,000 jobs for local people." 

Work to prepare the land ready for development will start soon and plots are expected to be in place for further development by March 2015. 

The council and its contractors will carry out the work on the site situated next to junction 29A of the M1. 

Markham Vale is currently home to 28 businesses employing around 400 people.