Council’s ambitious £90m bid as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund

13:11, Wednesday, 7th July 2021

North Lincolnshire Council has submitted an ambitious £90m bid to the Government that will see investment in three key areas: employment, town centre regeneration and housing.

The three project areas are based in the MP constituency areas of Scunthorpe, and Brigg and Goole as well as the wider North Lincolnshire area.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council welcomes the opportunity to bid for funding, he said: “The Levelling Up Fund complements other Government programmes in North Lincolnshire such as the Towns Fund – collectively they will make a huge impact on improving local infrastructure and regenerating our towns for the future.

“The Government has recognised the need for further cash investments to be made across our communities and we will be working very closely with our local MPs to deliver these projects which will make generational change across the area.”

The details, in a paper to be discussed by the council’s cabinet team on Monday, July 12, detail how the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) will support communities in realising their vision and aligns with the council’s Economic Growth Plan, emerging Local Plan and Towns Fund Programme.

In this first round of funding it focusses on three themes: transport projects, town centre and high street regeneration and support for developing the cultural and heritage offer.

Holly Mumby-Croft MP for Scunthorpe, said: “The Government is fully committed to ensuring that our communities are prioritised for funding to bring about improvements to infrastructure, town centres and housing.

“This multi-million pound bid as part of the Levelling Up Fund is a welcome boost for Scunthorpe and will enable us to build further on the existing plans and projects.”

The cash comes in addition to the near £25m towns deal, £10m Future High Streets, £75m for a new port on the South Humber bank, £5m for the A15 resurfacing, £4m for the M181 Northern Junction and £7m for the Southern Junction and the £200m paid to support jobs throughout the pandemic.