Where will the funding come from?

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The Group are investigating various sources for grants including the European Union, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the local councils. Other sources may also be helpful such as Sports England and Landfill Levy distributors.

As the majority of the route is within Derbyshire, the support of the Derbyshire County Council is key and it is likely that funds from various bodies (e.g. the LEP) would be channelled through the Derbyshire County Council accounts.

Highways England have committed £1million+ as part of their fund to provide community facilities “near to” their trunk roads. This is allocated to building the section from Darley Abbey to Little Eaton and needs to be built by early 2021.

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