UK Government Levelling Up Fund
Flintshire’s Cabinet members will be asked to approve proposals to submit bids for round two of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) when it meets on Tuesday 18 January 2022.
The LUF aims to improve everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centres and high streets, upgrading local transport, and investing in cultural and heritage assets. The national £4.8 billion fund is designed to realise a visible and tangible impact on people and places and support economic recovery.
Flintshire is proposing the development of two bids to be submitted to the UK Government as part of the round two of the programme expected early in 2022. These bids will focus on the coastal communities of Flintshire to: improve conditions for businesses, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour; bring heritage assets back into use; and encourage local people and visitors to use the coastal area.
There will be a £20m bid for each parliamentary constituency in the County.
Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:
“These LUF bids will align with existing ambitions, strategies and investments designed to improve the infrastructure and outcomes for the coastal communities and should be seen as a continuation of improvement work already taking place. Our intention is that the LUF funds will help to establish the physical, economic, social and environmental conditions needed to address the economic decline experienced by coastal communities.”