The Prime Minister has expanded the Future High Streets Fund, confirming that another 50 towns in England will be given a share of £1 billion to reenergise their high streets.
In Elland, the Prime Minister and the Communities Secretary have invited Calderdale Council to develop a plan for how it will spend its share of £1 billion.
This additional funding is part of the Prime Minister’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund announced last month which will ensure that towns are getting the improved transport and the improved broadband connectivity that they need to boost local growth and create more jobs.
Commenting, Craig Whittaker MP said:
“I am delighted that Elland Town Centre will receive a share in the £1 billion, and that Calderdale Council can develop proposals that will genuinely keep the high street at the beating heart of the community.”
“With our towns and high streets facing challenges, Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will reenergise these communities, empowering local leaders to help transform their high streets and town centres. I held a regeneration forum in Elland earlier this year which brought together traders, residents and the Council to discuss different ideas for improving the town centre. Being able to access up to £25 million through this fund will help to make some of these ideas a reality. This is great news for Elland.”
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“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 reenergise and transform even more of our high streets – helping them to attract new businesses, boost local growth, and create new infrastructure and jobs.”