DCLG announces £40 cash injection for coastal regions

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has declared that communities up and down the coast are set to benefit from a £40 million cash boost.

According to a statement from the DCLG, piers, promenades and coastal paths are some of over 30 new projects set to create new jobs, attract tourists and boost economic growth for their local areas.

This latest investment will help deliver support to fishing and coastal communities, and create an economy that works for everyone.

The DCLG also cited that one third of all domestic overnight trips made to the coast, coastal tourism is now worth £8 billion to the economy each year.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We’re backing the Great British Coast with £40 million to create new jobs, boost economic growth and increase tourism.

“There’s a range of exciting projects set to benefit across the country, from a new conference centre for Blackpool to new beach huts and lifeguards for Hastings.

“This new funding will help attract even more tourists to our coast and help our seaside towns and coastal areas thrive.”