Church Square to become an urban park

Church Square to become an urban park

Church Square to become an urban park

North Lincolnshire Council have announced that Church Square in Scunthorpe’s High Street will become an urban park as it undergoes a dramatic redevelopment.

Scunthorpe has been named as one of only a handful of towns nationally to be given £1m from Government to kick-start its economic renewal.

The works are part of the wider £3.6bn Towns Deal.

The cash is available for any project which could support the town in its recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

This might include improvements to parks and green spaces, sustainable transport links, improvements to town centres such as repurposing empty commercial properties or demolition and site remediation.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and Towns Board member, said:

“This cash is a welcome boost to the collective efforts being made to grow our economy as we emerge safely from Covid-19.

“The amount we have been given demonstrates the confidence Government has in our investment plan.

“The last few months have been challenging, however there is now a genuine excitement about what the next few hold for the people of North Lincolnshire.

“As we move forward safely and securely, this investment will make a significant difference to the emerging plans for our county town.

“Creating a place of beauty in the heart of the town will be the next huge step forward we take.”

The cash boost comes as Government announced funding for major investments designed to further kick-start economic growth across North Lincolnshire.

A prime 2.5 acre site is being redeveloped on Church Square.

The council will also locate the recently revealed Holocaust Memorial in the same area too.

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