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Northallerton in line for town centre funding

Published on Thursday, 29th August 2019

Northallerton square

Northallerton is one of 50 towns added to a list to benefit from central government’s £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.

Along with Scarborough it represents North Yorkshire as it joins 50 already shortlisted for the funding. It can be used to improve transport and access, convert empty units into homes and workspaces as well as to help plans to boost high streets.

“This is very exciting news for Northallerton,” said Hambleton District Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson.

“We have lots of great plans for the town – with the Treadmills development on the former prison site bringing in new retail, leisure and business opportunities and the re-vamp of Zetland Street and the town’s ginnels developing the link for businesses across the town centre.

“We will now be working on our bid to access funding from this scheme.”

Northallerton now moves to the second phase of the Future High Streets Fund and receives up to £150,000 to support the development of detailed project proposals that can be submitted for capital funding.

  • The extension to the shortlist comes on the back of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund announced last month, which included an additional £325 million for the Future High Streets Fund, taking the overall Fund to £1 billion as the Government looks to drive forward local growth.
  • The scheme was launched in December 2018 and is a key part of the Government’s plan to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives economic growth and sustainably improves living standards.