Among the Eden Project North, many other project across Lancashire received eight figure sums for their development
Announcing the approval of the funding, Michael Gove said:
We are firing the starting gun on more than a hundred transformational projects in every corner of the UK that will revitalise communities that have historically been overlooked but are bursting with potential. This new funding will create jobs, drive economic growth, and help to restore local pride. We are delivering on the people’s priorities, levelling up across the UK to ensure that no matter where you are from, you can go as far as your talents will take you.
In this article, we’ll highlight all of the developments that have been granted funding in the area.
Blackburn Growth Axis Transport Package – £20m
Blackburn’s infrastructure received £20 million in order to tackle congestion and offer better options to walk and cycle across the city
Blackpool Multiversity – £40m
Carbon neutral university campus in Blackpool won a £40 million investment. This will involve the creation of a world-class facility with a ”high quality, technical and professional curriculum will be on offer”. This will provide an ”unique solution to provide a cutting-edge response to local, regional and national educational priorities”.
The Accrington Acre: Our Heritage-Led Town Centre – £20m
Town square in Accrington receives £20 million funding to restore several buildings back to use, including the Market Hall which will be transformed into a modern food hall.
Levelling Up East Lancashire: Creating opportunities through greener, safer and healthier travel – £49m
£49 million have been invested across the east Lancashire to provide greener and safer travel for local people. Lancashire County Council selected three themed interventions in the district of Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale. These project include:
- Public Transport Service Improvements – upgrading public transport and reducing journey times.
- Active Travel – improving cycling and walking facilities in order to connect residential areas with the places of employment.
- Liveable Neighbourhoods – making residential areas safer for cycling and walking as well as making neighbourhoods greener by building more walking and cycling routes
Eden Project North – £50m
£50 million has been allocated to transform Morecambe’s seafront with a big structure drawing thousands of new visitors to the area every year. Eden Project North will combine indoor and outdoor experiences, connecting people with the natural environment of Morecambe Bay. It is set to completely transform the economy of this seaside town.
We at Industrial Work Solutions, are extremely excited about our hometown receiving this significant funding that makes this project possible.
Active Preston: Transforming Our Community Infrastructure – £20m
£20 million is set to regenerate PReston’s park and providing improved green spaces for local community.
Preston City Council summed up its application:
“Investment in ou four major city parks and active travel infrastructure to create a more sustainable, connected, healthy and liveable city which increases active/safe travel and brings real quality of life, health and well-being benefits to its residents. The proposal will have positive impacts for our communities across Preston and beyond and will support the growth of the City and the Central Lancashire region.”
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