Seymour Link Rd opens - March 2017 - Pic c.o DerbyshireCountyCouncil


Project Update -

  • 337 jobs created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated jobs created over lifetime of project - 1,235 jobs. 

The Seymour Link Road, which links the Markham Vale Enterprise Zone with junction 29a of the M1 motorway, officially opened in March 2017; to help ‘unlock’ development land with the potential to create over 1,000 new jobs. Pictured are former Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Anne Western and former Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure Councillor Dean Collins, opening the access road.

This project was part-funded by both D2N2 (contribution £2.5million) and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnerships (£3.78m), as well as Derbyshire County Council (£1.26m). The road is one of a number of projects to receive funding through D2N2's Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation.

Located on the site of the former Seymour Colliery, Markham Vale is being redeveloped for industry – particularly the manufacturing, technology, environmental and logistics sectors. Part of the Markham Vale site was given Enterprise Zone status in 2011, meaning businesses which locate there can receive tax relief and other benefits. The Seymour Link Road will give access to businesses that are based on the north side of Markham Vale Enterprise Zone to Junction 29a of the M1 motorway. 

Companies which have recently located to Markham Vale and built main sites there include logistics firm Great Bear Distribution and vehicle parts supply firm Ferdinand Bilstein UK, both of which are set to create hundreds of jobs in coming years.