Transformation planned for Scunthorpe as funding confirmed

Transformation planned for Scunthorpe as funding confirmed

Transformation planned for Scunthorpe as funding confirmed

North Lincolnshire Council have unveiled ‘transformational’ plans for Scunthorpe after government funding was confirmed.

The bold proposals are designed to enable the county town to compete with cities across the UK to attract private sector investment.

Investments will be focused on creating an advanced manufacturing park to attract world-class engineering firms to the area.

According to North Lincolnshire Council, funding will also be used to further the development of the town’s cultural quarter in and around Church Square.

There are also plans to work on a new health and emergency services hub.

Councillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“These plans have always been about investing in a better future for the people of Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire.

“That ambition has been supported today with the announcement of Government cash to get the many varied and transformational projects going.

“We’ve seen a lot of development across the town in the last few years, we’ve had a great deal of support and cash through Covid-19 to keep things going and now this will be an essential part of the recovery and renewal.

“These very serious plans for investment across the next five years will create jobs, they will create even better conditions for growth and make the area a more attractive environment for businesses to invest.

“The end result be more highly-skilled, well-paid, sustainable jobs in Scunthorpe for the people who live here.”

Included in the proposal are plans for around 500 new homes in the town.

A new skills development programme is being designed to ensure local people are best placed to take advantage of all the new opportunities created by government funding.

This latest investment proposal follows £40m of funding that has been invested by the council and Government alongside businesses and educational institutions since 2015 in the town centre.

It is expected to bring in hundreds of new jobs and provide facilities for more than 1,500 students.

Cash has also been allocated to support the development of the former market site as part of the Future High Street Fund and Government cash has been confirmed for the development of the Able Marine Energy Park.

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