On the Newark and Sherwood web site the Economic development team says:
“Newark and Sherwood sits at the heart of England, between the A1 and the M1, on the East Coast Mainline and we are aware of making the most of this when it comes to attracting businesses into the area. We are aware of the positive developments such as the dualling of the A46 and also of the areas where development is still needed such as additional roads/junctions and pinch points on our networks.”
It seems safe to assume that business types needing excellent access will find it difficult if road conditions worsen without significant investment in the roads infrastructure. Other larger employers might also become frustrated if, as a consequence of traffic hold up’s, there is more difficulty for staff getting to and fro their place of work. This may cause employers to re-locate AWAY from Newark with loss of employment, business rates and empty commercial premises.