Six Scottish places get Levelling Up funding for regeneration and transport

Six regeneration and transport projects across Scotland are set to receive almost £122 million from the third round of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Proposals for Moray, North and South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders have each been awarded a share of the fund, which will see upgrades […]

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 […]

Levelling Up projects in Wales awarded £208 million by UK Government

Cardiff Crossrail, a new engineering campus in Blaenau Gwent, and new cycle routes through Conwy Valley are just some of the transformational local projects across Wales awarded a share of £2.1 billion from the UK Government’s landmark Levelling Up Fund. Major UK Government investment will benefit people across Wales by spreading opportunity and breathing new […]

ADEPT launches a good practice guide to help local authorities level up locally

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and Amey have published a good practice guide to support councils with levelling up locally. Local Place Leadership: Good Practice for Levelling Up has been developed through ADEPT’s Excellence in Place Leadership (EiPL) programme, run in partnership with Amey. The programme brings together thought leaders and […]

Warrington sets out £47 million Levelling Up bid

Warrington has set out ambitious plans to deliver a number of transformational projects, aimed at improving health and wellbeing and boosting sustainable transport, across the borough. The council has submitted three bids, totalling almost £47million, for Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund, introduced by the government to support town centre and high street regeneration, local […]

Prime Minister to give local leaders power to breathe new life into high streets

The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill, expected to be unveiled in the Queen’s speech next week, will provide local leaders with the powers they need to revitalise town centres. Currently shops can stand empty for years, blighting the high street and wasting opportunities for new jobs. New legislation will enable local leaders to force landlords […]

Public transport across the UK to be brought ‘significantly’ closer to the standards of London as part of new Levelling Up agenda

Public transport connectivity across the UK to be “significantly closer to the standards of London” including integrated ticketing and simpler fares, as part of the Government’s new Levelling Up agenda. Today, the Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove will unveil the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper. This document will set out a plan to transform […]

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