Published: Tuesday, 8th June 2021
Town Deal Board members were delighted to hear today's Government announcements, that King's Lynn's Town Deal Board had been allocated the maximum amount of £25 million.
This funding will allow the King's Lynn Town Deal Board to press ahead with a range of projects. Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk and borough’s lead representative on the Town Deal Board said:
Graham Purkins, Chief Technical Officer of Merxin, and Chair of the Town Deal Board, said:
The projects are split into four general themes: - economic productivity through urban regeneration, planning and land use; skills and enterprise; and infrastructure and connectivity.
Commenting on today's announcement from the government’s Towns Fund, James Wild MP, said: “I’m delighted to have helped secure this major investment to boost skills, improve the town centre, promote our strong Shakespeare links and heritage, and support new and growing businesses.
“With funding already secured for a new School of Nursing Studies, North West Norfolk is really benefitting from the government’s commitment to spread opportunity and level up.
“I now look forward to helping deliver these ambitious plans as part of the Towns Fund board and making Lynn an even better place to live, work, and visit."
Cllr Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Growing the Economy, said: “This investment is great news for King’s Lynn, and for Norfolk. The funding will not only help revitalise the historic heart of one of our major towns, but provide a kickstart for new jobs, training offers and improving skills that will all help to boost the economy of King’s Lynn and underpin the growth plans for decades to come.
“It’s a real opportunity to level up the town and deliver new opportunities for the people of West Norfolk and I look forward to seeing the plans for King’s Lynn develop, and to working with the borough council to make those plans a reality.”
Further details about the Town Investment Plan and Town Deal Fund projects can be viewed at www.visionkingslynn.co.uk.