£39m boost for regeneration plans in Yorkshire

Plans to regenerate town centres in Yorkshire have received a £39.1m boost from the Government’s flagship Towns Fund.

This forms part of a package of investment totalling £2.4bn across the UK, designed to drive improvements to transport routes, lead to the creation of new cultural hubs, and provide enhanced educational opportunities for local communities.

Two locations in Yorkshire have been given the green light to implement plans to improve the look and feel of their high streets, strengthen transport links and create jobs for local people.

Stainforth and Todmorden have now signed their final deal agreements bringing total Towns Fund investment in Yorkshire and the Humber to £422.4m.

These deals will help fund important work across the region including:

  • £21.6m for Stainforth to restore the Grade II Colliery Headstocks on the outskirts of Stainforth and help provide a new destination and focal point for residents/visitors.
  • £17.5m for Todmorden to provide a new public square and civic space in the heart of the town with a reconfigured pollination garden and new modern market stalls will enable the space to be used more flexibly.

Minister for Levelling Up, the Union and Constitution, Neil O’Brien MP, said: “As we level up communities across the country, we are creating opportunity and prosperity to ensure no one is held back because of where they live.

“I’m delighted to agree this investment in Yorkshire to help develop skills for local people and improve connectivity.”