Flint announces 36 projects including Swindon pedestrian and cycle bridge, and Colchester park and ride

The government has announced the shortlisted schemes for a share of the £200m transport infrastructure fund for new housing developments.

Caroline Flint

Housing minister Caroline Flint and transport minister Rosie Winterton named the 36 projects, all on locations dedicated to building more homes and improving transport infrastructure to support the growth.

They include a pedestrian and cycle bridge in Swindon, a park and ride scheme in Colchester and a new entrance for Luton Parkway station.

Flint said: “These places are already stepping up to the mark to deliver more housing, so now we are looking to support that development by getting the right infrastructure in place.”

Winterton added: "Almost half of the investment will go to schemes that reduce the reliance on cars and encourage more sustainable travel.

“This presents real support to new communities with genuine ambitions for changing the way they travel."

List of successful bids

1 A414 dualling from M11 J7 to A1169 Southern Way, Harlow
2 Acceleration of new A12 Junction, Colchester
3 Postwick Hub, improvement to the A47 Postwick interchange and expansion of the existing Postwick Park & Ride site
4 First Avenue, multi-modal corridor Phase II, Harlow
5 Regiment Way Park & Ride, Chelmsford
6 Ipswich central area transport improvements
7 Re-designing Southgate roundabout, King’s Lynn South
8 Cambridge Gateway
9 Parkway station, new Northern entrance, Luton
10 Cowbridge area mitigation measures, Bedford
11 Birstall Park & Ride, Leicester
12 Waterside Sanvey Gate junction improvement, Leicester
13 A14 Kettering, ramp metering
14 Northampton modal-shift measures
15 Sandy Lane improvement, Northamptonshire
16 Northampton to Wellingborough bus rapid transit
17 Seven Sisters Road, reduction of dual carriageway severing, Hackney, London
18 Tottenham Hale Gyratory and Station Square project, Haringey, London
19 A422 corridor improvements, Milton Keynes
20 Milton Keynes Busway
21 Bus-harbour link, Fareham and Portsmouth
22 Victoria Way, Ashford
23 A41 Bicester Road primary public transport corridor, Aylesbury
24 Reading station bus and passenger interchanges
25 Urban traffic management and control system, Aylesbury
26 M5 Corridor, segregated crossing, Exeter
27 Junction 30 improvement on M5, Exeter
28 Pedestrian and cycle bridge over the railway line linking Wichelstowe and Swindon
29 East End community transport improvements, Plymouth
30 Greyhound Link, Telford
31 A38 Junction serving south of Branston, East Staffordshire
32 Sustainable transport, East Staffordshire
33 Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham
34 Paragon Park, Coventry
35 Cole Hall Lane Bridge, Birmingham
36 West of Worcester rapid transit corridor