Minister Visits Sheffield's Fox Valley
Robert Jenrick The Secretary
of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government visited Stocksbridge in
north Sheffield today - one of the areas set to benefit from the new
Town's Fund with an investment of up to £25 million.
Mr Jenrick was joined by the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Penistone
and Stocksbridge, Miriam Cates as well as Mark Dransfield - Managing Director
of Dransfield Properties which owns the award-winning Fox Valley development.
Fox Valley opened in 2016 and the team behind the successful redevelopment of a
former industrial site are now working with a group of local stakeholders to
deliver the bid for the Town's Fund.
The investment in the area will continue the transformation of Stocksbridge
into the Manchester Road area, which has suffered from a lack of investment in
The Minister spent more than an hour at Fox Valley and Stocksbridge as part of
his visit to Yorkshire on Wednesday November 20th.
Mr Jenrick said: “I was delighted to
visit Fox Valley and see what has been achieved already. Stocksbridge will
benefit from £25m investment from the Governments £3.6 billion investment. I was
pleased to see myself the transformational plan being developed for the
Manchester road area as well as the proposal for bringing passenger rail
services to the centre, both of which could be made a reality with the funding
that will be provided. I look forward to working with Miriam Cates,
Mark Dransfield and the local community on this.”
Miriam Cates said: “I am very excited about what this £25m of funding means for
Stocksbridge. Like many other Northern towns, Stocksbridge has been left behind
in recent decades and has lost out to big cities. The Towns Fund changes all
that, and this is our opportunity to restore our High Street, attract high
skilled jobs to the area and sort out our transport infrastructure. If I’m
elected on 12th December, I look forward to working hard with the community to
make the most of this opportunity”
Mark Dransfield added: "We were delighted to be able show Mr Jenrick what
has been achieved here at Fox Valley, both in terms of delivering a new town
centre retail and office development and the new homes which have been
completed as part of the development.
"The Towns Fund gives us the opportunity to work together and deliver real
change to other parts of the town and it was great to have the opportunity to
talk about that vision to the Minister."
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644