Phase one of the £400 million project will see construction begin this spring and pave the way for a new Northern Quarter spine road.
David Owen Chief Executive of GFirst LEP said: “The funding received in the Gloucestershire Growth Deal that was allocated to the Cinderford Northern Quarter is crucial to the development of the road infrastructure, the development will sustain the Forest of Dean’s economy opening up this area of the county to a boost in jobs creation locally.”
This new road for Cinderford will start near the junction of Newton Road and Broadmoor Road, and head off towards the Northern United Industrial Estate and through to the A4136.
The first phase of the road will create access for the new college once it is built.
Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for fire, planning and infrastructure said: “I’m delighted to announce that work will start to build the new spine road this spring.
The Cinderford Northern Quarter scheme will unlock more than £100 million in investment for Cinderford and the Forest of Dean, and this brand new road is a key part of the overall project.”
Ian McSeveney, Managing Director, Civil Engineering at Buckingham Group Contracting said, “We’re delighted to have secured this high-profile, important, project that will contribute significantly towards future investment and job creation for the area.”