Theresa May is quizzed over support for St James Link Road

Northampton South MP, David Mackintosh, has asked Theresa May about long term Government support for the St James Mill Link Road project, citing the importance of vital infrastructure projects in the ongoing development of the town.

Speaking during PMQs in the House of Commons, he sought assurances that Government would continue to support such schemes.

David Mackintosh said: “The only way to fund crucial infrastructure is with a strong economy. To that end does my right hon friend agree with me that the St James Mill link road would help with traffic flow in the town and unlock development on the enterprise zone and will the next Conservative government continue to support me as the MP in backing the scheme?”

Responding, the Prime Minister said: “I am happy to see the link road proposal put forward by the Local Enterprise Partnership that will improve access to business and unlock development in the area.”

The link road has been financed through the Local Growth Deal – with SEMLEP securing Government funding to join up both disjointed ends of St James Mill Road over a disused railway track.

The £600,000 project will open up possibilities for further development on a key part of the Waterside Enterprise Zone and improve access to the area.