Levelling-Up: Scunthorpe town centre set for £16m Government cash boost for new jobs and homes

Council News
15:21, Monday, 20th November 2023

Scunthorpe will benefit from almost £16m Government cash to create more jobs and new town centre homes.

This cash – from the third round of the Levelling-Up Fund – will be used to reshape the High Street and create a new future.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Levelling-Up is alive and well in Scunthorpe – the cash will make a huge difference to Scunthorpe and residents in communities who visit the town centre.

“The plans we have are ambitious and the Government has backed them. We know there are challenges for high streets up and down the country and with this cash we can start to move these plans forward by creating new jobs and building new homes.

“We are determined to improve Scunthorpe and we will back businesses to invest so we can create a new future together.”

This latest Government cash takes the total committed to almost £100m in North Lincolnshire.

Levelling-Up Secretary Michael Gove said: “Levelling-Up means delivering local’s people’s priorities and bringing transformational change in communities that have, for too long, been overlooked and undervalued.

“Today we are backing 55 projects across the UK with £1 billion to create new jobs and opportunities, power economic growth, and revitalise local areas.

“This funding sits alongside our wider initiatives to spread growth, through devolving more money and power out of Westminster to towns and cities, putting in place bespoke interventions to places that need it most, and our long term plan for towns.”

£36m has been received through the Levelling-Up Fund for Scunthorpe and Barton together with more than £10m in Future High Street funding, £41m from Towns Fund and almost £6m through UKSPF.

Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe, and vice-chair of the Towns Fund Board said: “It is great that the Government has given us this extra cash to revitalise Scunthorpe town centre and create more new jobs and more new homes.

“There is a way to go still but with the backing of Government we will be able to create a new future for generations to come.”