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Nuneaton town centre revamp gets green light
A major scheme to transform Nuneaton into a vibrant, attractive and prosperous town has been given the green light thanks to £7.5 million of funding.
Warwickshire County Council and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are working together in partnership to deliver the Transforming Nuneaton Programme to transform Nuneaton town centre and boost economic growth and jobs.
Funded through the government’s Local Growth Fund, the regeneration project will provide a ‘high-quality and vibrant gateway to Nuneaton’, improving the use of public space in Nuneaton town centre and investing in the road, rail and transport infrastructure to improve connectivity in the North/South corridor. In addition, flood protection will be improved in the town centre to protect businesses and more sites will be opened for other uses including housing schemes.
Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council and portfolio holder for economic development, said: “The county council is committed to working with our partners towards the development of Nuneaton town centre. This £7.5million funding will act as a catalyst to attracting private sector investment to the town. We have very high ambitions for the town – the work that is about to start will do a great deal to create a vibrant, modern atmosphere that is welcoming, making it a great place to visit and do business.”
Julie Jackson, leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: “We are absolutely clear on our vision for Nuneaton and have put in place plans to make that vision a reality. The Transforming Nuneaton programme sets out how we will grow the town centre economy and transform our town to attract greater investment, further improving the quality of life for our residents. Nuneaton is ambitious, innovative and open for business; we want to demonstrate high quality, vibrancy and creativity at every level, we want to inspire people with our plans and I think that we’ve made a very good start by attracting such a major cash injection.”