Local Pinch Point Fund

 

The Local Pinch Points fund is a £170 million Government scheme designed to boost economic growth by tackling problems on the highway network that are holding back investment. These problems may relate to congestion (e.g. where a junction is over capacity), new or improved access to a development site, or to the condition of bridges or other structures, which will become a problem in the near future. Schemes can cover road, cycling or bus infrastructure and must be capable of being delivered within two years, with local funding contributing at least 30% of the cost.
 
Transport for Greater Manchester submitted a £22.3 million bid for Pinch Point funding on behalf of the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities on 21st February 2013 for ten schemes.
 
The Strategic Case for the bid is set out in the following document:

See Strategic Case Document
 
DfT gave notification of winning bids in May 2013. See DfT Announcement 

The four successful bids from Greater Manchester were as follows: 
 

For further information on the progress on each scheme, please contact the relevant local authority.On the 27 September 2013 the Secretary of State announced that a further £80m was being made available through the fund, and another Greater Manchester scheme received funding.

 

At the same time a further competitive process was announced for a £55 million national fund, and the following bids were submitted on 31st October 2013: