Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has today (6th September) announced 100 places eligible for support from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
Communities, businesses and local leaders will be invited to draw up plans to transform their town’s prospects with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
Chris Starkie, Chief Executive of New Anglia LEP, said: “This is great news for Norfolk and Suffolk. Additional funding will help to support projects to improve productivity and skills and deliver inclusive growth.”
Local Government Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, said: “Ensuring that prosperity and opportunities are available to everyone in this country, not just those in London or our biggest cities, is at the heart of the mission of this government.”
“We want to level-up our great towns, raising living standards and ensuring they can thrive with transformative investment in transport, technology, skills and culture.”
Once approved, new Town Deals will improve connectivity, provide vital social and cultural infrastructure and boost growth – with communities having a say on how the money is spent. Decisions on funding any proposals will be made in due course.