Government gives green light to Nottingham tram extension

Plans to extend the Nottingham tram moved a step closer today when Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander gave programme entry approval to the scheme and announced that Government will contribute £437m.The two extensions are planned to go to Chilwell/Beeston and Clifton, linking directly into Line One at Nottingham Station.

Today's decision will now allow Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council to undertake detailed design for the scheme, and apply for statutory powers.

Subject to planning powers being granted, and that the other conditions of funding approval are satisfied, including costs being kept under control, construction of the extensions could start in 2010.

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