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Nuneaton town centre gains ‘provisional’ government green light

Published on Friday, 8th January 2021

£13 million-plus funding bid for Nuneaton town centre receives provisional green light

Provisional approval has been handed to an ambitious £13 million-plus funding bid to boost development of Nuneaton town centre.

Nuneaton is one of 57 UK towns and cities to receive the offer, from Whitehall’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), having been shortlisted by the government last year and asked to present a detailed business case for a vision for the future of Nuneaton town centre.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and its partners will now work on finalising proposals for a total of £13.3 million extra funding from Whitehall.

Support from MHCLG would enable the Council to work with partners to transform locations as part of the Abbey Street Development, provide further security for town centre sites against the threat of flooding from the River Anker, and help delivery of the ambitious ‘Bridge to Living’ scheme in the town centre. In doing so it will help deliver the Transforming Nuneaton Vision.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Julie Jackson said:

“We want what is best for both our town centres, and government has a big role to play in helping provide the funding we need.

“This gives us the opportunity we were looking for, to take forward our vision for Nuneaton town centre. We await details of the next stage of these proposals, but look forward to working with partners and the Ministry on the very best outcomes that we can create for our town.

“This announcement is further evidence that our town and our council, with its partners, can bring forward major investment projects like this one, for the benefit of everyone who lives, works, visits and invests here.

“Transforming Nuneaton is a bold initiative, and we believe the vision set out there sets out a clear way forward that will bring benefits for the whole borough.”