More money is coming to King’s Lynn for projects in the town.
As previously reported, the cash has been secured for the new community hub, and Town Deal cash is also confirmed for Riverfront Regeneration, and also to promote more environmentally friendly transport with special hubs and better cycling and walk-ways.
Graham Purkins, Chief Technical Officer at Merxin and Chair of the Town Deal Board, said: “Since our inception in January 2020, our role has been to work with officers and members, bringing our private sector business knowledge and experience to the table, and helping to identify and develop projects that we believed would really help secure a positive future for the town.
“We have been responsible for overseeing the development of the business cases and I am delighted that everyone’s hard work has resulted in us securing the full allocation of £25m for the town. I am very much looking forward to seeing these projects progress through to delivery.”
Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, explained: “Securing £25m from the Towns Fund is only part of the story. Many of the projects also feature match funding, so for a contribution of £1.2m by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, we are securing £33.7m of investment in the town, thanks to contributions from other partners and funders, including Norfolk County Council.”
The proposals now need to be worked on and the public asked about them in more detail before requests for planning permission go in.
Information about each of the projects can be found on the Vision King’s Lynn website here