£3.6 billion new Town Funds
On the 6th September 2019 Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced which towns will benefit from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund to build prosperous futures. It is intended that Towns across England will work with the government through this fund to develop innovative regeneration plans. Communities, businesses and local leaders will now join forces to propose plans to transform these town’s economic growth prospects with attention on improved transport, broadband connectivity (5G infrastructure), skills and culture.
The government will next publish a prospectus to guide towns through the process and set eligibility criteria for funding to be unlocked.
Swindon has been named as one of the many Towns to benefit. A full list of places can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d722667e5274a09881c0c58/list-of-100-places.pdf
Read full Government press release here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/100-places-to-benefit-from-new-towns-fund.Discover More