Published: Monday, 8th July 2019
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on Friday 5 July confirmed that King’s Lynn had been selected to go through to the second phase of the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF).
The £675 million Future High Streets Fund will help local leaders to reinvent their town centres. As a successful applicant the borough council will receive up to £150,000 of new funding to work up a detailed proposal, based on the initial application.
Councillor Graham Middleton, portfolio holder for Business Development said: "This is fantastic news for King’s Lynn Town Centre. I’m looking forward to working with the council on developing a compelling business case with ambitious plans for the town."
"To really make a difference we need a cash injection to create a step-change that will transform our town centre."
Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Councillor Brian Long, added: "We have already delivered a number of successful regeneration projects in the town."
"We want it to be a place that people want to come into, to use, to experience, built upon its strengths. It is a significant challenge and it is vital that we secure funding to do this. The competition for this funding is going to be tough."
The Future High Streets Fund was launched in December 2018 as part of the government’s plan for the high street.