£6m improvements planned for A34 near Meaford

Meaford Business Park St Modwen plans to build a gas-fired power station in Meaford, near Stone

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A new roundabout and junction would be built on a main route in Staffordshire under £6m plans.

Staffordshire County Council wants to improve the A34 near Meaford as part of a scheme to turn a former power station site into a gas-fired power station.

Bosses have applied to the government for funding and hope to submit a planning application later this year.

Developer St Modwen already has permission to build the new station on the Meaford Business Park.

'Corridor for growth'

Council deputy leader Ian Parry said: "This is the largest undeveloped brownfield site in the county and as a county council we are committed to supporting plans to regenerate sites such as these which will help to create around 2,500 jobs for the people of Staffordshire.

"Together with the creation of the Redhill site and a further 2,500 jobs the A34 is fast becoming its own corridor for growth in Staffordshire.

"These improvements will not only allow access to the site but will ease congestion and help improve road safety in the area by improving access to and from the A34."

The council hopes to start the A34 project in 2014-15 if permission is approved.

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