I've just spoken again with the Secretary of State for Transport with an update on our proposals for improvements to the A60 junction at Sainsburys. I've been working with the County Council for a year now to get plans and costings in place, which I've now submitted to Government. He was very positive in the discussion, and then sent me a short public statement:
"I've received the details from Ben which have been submitted to the Department, and Civil Servants have been looking through the documents. Ben has worked incredibly hard to progress this project and has made sure that it's a very strong contender for funding. We're currently finalising the next round of projects to support, and the A60 junction is high on our list."