The District Councils’ Network has welcomed the news that 12 of our member councils are to set to benefit from the third round of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
In response, Cllr Barry Wood, DCN’s growth and regeneration spokesperson, said:
“We welcome this new funding and the recognition that district councils are central to levelling up and enriching the lives of countless communities.
“The creative projects being funded, including a National Cyber Innovation Centre in Cheltenham, and those transforming town centres in Watford, Chorley and South Derbyshire, highlight the central role of districts in leading regeneration, promoting economic growth and ensuring the continued vitality of our neighbourhoods.
“District councils have a unique ability to bring together local businesses and communities to devise a programme of regeneration that best meets the unique needs of our places.
“While this latest round of funding is extremely welcome, we know there are many other local areas that are also greatly in need of long-term support.”
DCN areas to receive funding
|Local authority name||Bid Name||Bid Value (£)|
|Cheltenham||National Cyber Innovation Centre||£20,000,000|
|Chorley||Town Centre Improvements and Civic Square Development||£20,000,000|
|Gloucester||Greyfriars Quarter Regeneration||£11,002,685|
|Gravesham||St George’s Square||£20,000,000|
|Newark And Sherwood||Shaping Sherwood Revival||£19,995,358|
|Norwich||Mile Cross Health, Wellbeing and Economic Activity||£7,583,515|
|Somerset||A Vision for Tonedale 2022||£19,987,663|
|South Derbyshire||Swadlincote Town Centre||£1,108,000|
|Stafford||Stafford Station Gateway||£19,998,144|
|Test Valley||Andover Revealed||£18,316,968|
|Westmorland and Furness||Heart of Kendal||£13,476,700|