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One Billion pound to help our high streets announced by Boris Johnson

One Billion pound to help our high streets announced by Boris Johnson

An additional 50 towns will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed today.

Towns across England – from Dudley to Dover and Scarborough to Stockport – will join 50 successful areas already shortlisted to develop plans to reinvent their high streets.

The funding could be used by these areas to improve transport and access into town centres, convert empty retail units into new homes and workplaces, and invest in vital infrastructure.

The extension to the shortlist comes on the back of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund announced last month, which included an additional £325 million for the Future High Streets Fund, taking the overall Fund to £1 billion as the Government looks to drive forward local growth.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson "Our high streets are right at the heart of our communities, and I will do everything I can to make sure they remain vibrant places where people want to go, meet and spend their money. But with our town centres facing challenges, we’re today expanding the High Streets Fund to support over 100 high streets to regenerate – backed by £1 billion of vital investment. This scheme is going to re-energise and transform even more of our high streets – helping them to attract new businesses, boost local growth, and create new infrastructure and jobs".

The Future High Streets Fund was launched in December 2018 as part of the government’s plan for the high street.

In June the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport together with the Architectural Heritage Fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund announced a £62 million package of support to breathe new life into historic high streets across the country, to restore historic buildings, create new work spaces and cultural venues. As part of the overall funding, £55 million has been allocated from the Future High Streets Fund.

The latest 50 areas to receive funding include,

 

 

Dudley Brierley Hill High Town Centre
Barrow Barrow Town Centre
Dover Dover Town Centre and Waterfront
Plymouth Plymouth City Centre
South Gloucestershire Kingswood
Warwick Leamington Town Centre
North Lincolnshire Scunthorpe
Blackpool Blackpool Town Centre
Fylde Kirkham Town Centre
Halton Runcorn Old Town
Torridge Bideford
North Devon Barnstaple
Ashfield Sutton
Teignbridge Newton Abbot
Barnsley Barnsley Town Centre
Portsmouth Fratton
Thanet Ramsgate
Calderdale Elland Town Centre
North East Lincolnshire Grimsby Town Centre
Rochdale Rochdale Town Centre
Southampton Heart of the City Quarter
Wiltshire Salisbury City Centre
Newcastle-Under-Lyme Newcastle-Under-Lyme Town Centre
Doncaster Doncaster Waterdale
Hambleton Northallerton
South Kesteven Grantham
Redcar and Cleveland Loftus
Nuneaton and Bedworth Nuneaton Town Centre
Tamworth Tamworth Town Centre
Bolton Bolton Town Centre
Torbay Paignton
Scarborough Scarborough Town Centre
Carlisle Carlisle City Centre
Worcester Blackfriars - Northern City Centre
Huntingdonshire St Neots
Northumberland Blyth Town Centre
Tendring Clacton Town Centre
Wiltshire Trowbridge
Rossendale Bacup Town Centre
Harrow Wealdstone
Portsmouth Commercial Road
Thurrock Grays Town Centre
South Holland Holbeach
Harlow Harlow Town Centre
Wandsworth Putney Town Centre
Wycombe High Wycombe
Forest of Dean Cinderford Town Centre
Allerdale Maryport Town Centre
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Centre
Greenwich Woolwich Town Centre

Announced in July :-

Amber Valley Heanor

Birmingham Erdington

Bolton Farnworth

Calderdale Halifax

Cheshire East Crewe

Cheshire West and Chester Winsford

Chorley Chorley

Copeland Whitehaven

Cornwall Penzance

Darlington Darlington

Dartford Dartford

Derby Derby City Centre, St Peters Cross

Durham Bishop's Auckland

Fenland March High Street

Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth

Haringey Tottenham High Road

High Peak Buxton

King's Lynn and West

Norfolk King's Lynn

Kingston upon Hull Hull City Centre, Whitefriargate

Kirklees Huddersfield

Lancaster Morecambe

Lewes Newhaven

Mansfield Mansfield

Medway Chatham

North West Leicestershire Coalville

Northampton Northampton

Nottingham

Nottingham City Centre, West End

Point

Oldham Oldham

Pendle Nelson

Poole Poole

Rotherham Rotherham

Sheffield Sheffield High Street

South Somerset Yeovil

South Tyneside South Shields

Southwark Old Kent Road

Stafford Stafford

Stockport Stockport

Stockton-on-Tees Stockton

Sunderland Sunderland City Centre

Sutton Sutton

Swindon Swindon

Taunton Deane Taunton

Trafford Stretford

Wakefield Wakefield City Centre

Walsall Walsall

Wigan Wigan

Wirral Birkenhead; New Ferry

Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Centre (West)

Wyre Fleetwood

Wyre Forest Kidderminster

Full details available here 

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