Nearly £20 million will be invested in Mid-Staffordshire’s major road network

Levelling Up funding was provisionally allocated to Staffordshire County Council for a package of transport projects on the major road network in Mid-Staffordshire. The Mid-Staffordshire major road network package includes three projects which will transform the area.   Improvements will be made to the A38(T)/A5121 junction that will make it easier to travel in and out […]

Powys to benefit from UK Government Levelling Up Fund

Powys County Council has provisionally secured over £17.7 million of Levelling Up Funding from UK Government to promote recreational tourism in the county through transport investment. The funding aims to address regional disparities across the UK by investing in vital local infrastructure projects to increase pride in place and bring people closer to opportunity. In […]

Cumbria County council bids for £19.5m to upgrade Energy Coast highways routes

Cumbria County Council has submitted an application to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund that could see around £19.5m of funding to upgrade a 30km section of the county’s highway network. If successful, the bid would see a comprehensive programme of improvements works on the A590 through Barrow-in-Furness, A595 south of Sellafield and A5086 between Cockermouth […]

Cheshire East Council submits its bids to Levelling Up Fund

Cheshire East Council is the latest council to submit three bids to round two of the government’s Levelling Up Fund. The Levelling Up Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK and, in March, Government launched the second round of bidding. Cheshire East Council submitted three bids – two relating to […]

Shropshire Council makes bid for Levelling Up Fund round 2 money

Shropshire Council has this week applied for money to take forward four projects totalling £104 million as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) round 2.  The four projects in Craven Arms, Oswestry and Shrewsbury, as well as a cross-county transport bid, will now all be considered for a slice of the £4.8bn fund.  For all four […]

Bidding opens again for £4.8 billion levelling up fund

Councils all over the country can today bid for a share of £4.8 billion of flagship levelling up funding for projects that improve everyday life for people across the UK. Applications for the second round of the government’s Levelling Up Fund opened for submission and will remain open until midday on 2 August 2022. The […]

Moray Council to bid for £18 million from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund

The projects being submitted in the bid take in the Auction Mart and former Sawmill by Linkwood Road, which have been lying vacant for a number of years. Flooding issues and access constraints will be addressed before the sites are opened up for commercial development. The Central Elgin project will support the development of the […]

Government developing monitoring and evaluation strategy for Levelling Up Fund delivery

The Government is developing a monitoring and evaluation strategy for its Levelling Up Fund delivery. It is currently developing the plan for the overarching programme evaluation and we intend to carry out a feasibility study to fully assess the options for impact and value for money evaluations. The following section sets out the aims of […]

Falkirk Council to build ‘iconic’ new bridge with £20 million Levelling Up cash

Falkirk Council has won £20 million worth of Levelling Up Funding which will help create a new ‘iconic’ bridge of its Westfield roundabout. The bridge will have four ‘platforms’ that will take cyclists and pedestrians safely across the major roads that meet at Westfield. They are due to become dual carriageway after an upgrade. The […]

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