Bishop Auckland has been selected to participate in the Stronger Towns Programme and make a bid for Government funding in January 2021.
The Bishop Auckland Stronger Towns Board are preparing a Town Investment Plan for Bishop Auckland which will contain a number of the projects to be delivered through the Government’s Stronger Towns Fund and which are designed to help to drive economic growth in the town.
These projects include physical interventions, such as improved transport connections, new leisure and tourist attractions, and environmental improvements. They also include investment in skills and training, as well as funding to support businesses across the Stronger Towns area.
A decision is needed on which of these projects are most important or will deliver the most benefits for Bishop Auckland and should be included within the Town Investment Plan.
In order to help them make that final decision on which projects are to be included they would like to know what your views are.
Simply complete a short survey by clicking here
This is your opportunity to give us your views on the projects being considered as part of the Bishop Auckland Town Investment Plan.
The aim of the Future High Streets Fund is to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives growth, improves experience and ensures future sustainability. In July 2019, the government announced the first 50 areas to participate in the programme including Bishop Auckland.
What Happens Next?
The responses will be analysed and make the results of the consultation public early in the New Year.
The Town Board will use the results of the survey to help finalise the Town Investment plan which is to be submitted to Government by the end of January 2021.
Government will then consider the submission and we hope they will approve funding by the summer of 2021 to deliver the projects in the Town Investment Plan.
For more information visit www.bishopaucklandtowndeal.com