Chorley Awarded £20m in Levelling Up Funding

21 Nov 2023 | Economy

Chorley Is Awarded £20m of Funding to Support Town Centre Improvements.

Labour Chorley Council, supported by our MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle, is delighted to welcome £20m in funding that has been granted from the Government’s Levelling Up fund for town centre improvements.

Following a bid submitted in June 2022, Chorley Council has been successful in securing £20m from the Government Levelling Up fund (third round) for the regeneration of Chorley Town Centre.

Leader of the Boroughs Labour Council, Alistair Bradley said “We’re delighted that with the support of Chorley’s MP, we have been awarded this funding based on our high-quality bid and we demonstrated that we have both the desire and ability to continue to transform our town centre.

“The programme will reshape and refresh the town centre as well as provide long-term benefits such as the creation of community and multiuse spaces for residents to enjoy, new housing, business and employment opportunities, all of which will support Chorley’s economy.

“It’s important that we continue to invest, and these proposals will complement other recent town centre investments made by the Council to ensure Chorley continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.”

The proposal also includes improvements to the public realm linking each key area to encourage active travel seeing fewer car journeys, and less noise and pollution in the town centre as part of the Council’s Green agenda.

Councillor Alistair Bradley continued, “This could not be achieved without the MP for Chorley Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s continuous backing of Chorley and the wider borough. I want to thank him on behalf of the council and our communities for his work ensuring that Chorley is at the forefront of the government’s thinking.

“We have shown in the past that Chorley is bucking the trend by continuing to have a vibrant and busy Town Centre and with this initiative we can ensure that great things will continue to happen here in Chorley”

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