Following months of engagement, project planning and analysis, plans setting out millions of pounds’ worth of investment have been submitted to the Government by the Connected Coast Board on behalf of Mablethorpe and Skegness.
As part of the Towns Deal, 100 towns across the UK have been identified and asked to bid for up to £25 million each. Mablethorpe and Skegness combined their efforts under the banner of the Connected Coast.
You can view the Town Investment Plans here in full for both towns.
Sarah Louise Fairburn, Chair of the Connected Coast Board, said: “We are really excited to deliver the Town Investment Plans for Skegness and Mablethorpe and to get started on the innovative and wide-ranging projects we’ve attracted over the past year.
This year has been incredibly tough for the whole country, but this funding presents a catalyst for investment into the Lincolnshire Coast and a brighter future for residents, stakeholders, businesses and visitors. We have brought together some of the most passionate individuals from businesses to work alongside the local council to make sure we are delivering for as many people as possible. We are positive this is a step-change for the towns and the Lincolnshire Coast.”
Projects in the region include a new modern Learning Campus linked to business, culture and a police training centre, transformative plans for Skegness Foreshore and Town Centre, exciting year-round visitor and leisure hubs at Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea and Sandilands, and a landmark project at Mablethorpe to attract innovation in health and care.
Significant improvements will also be made to the train station in Skegness, transforming the gateway to the town. Matt Warman, Member of Parliament for Skegness, said: “The Towns Deal is one of the most exciting opportunities in recent years when it comes to regeneration and it is great to see projects that have come from local residents and businesses be developed. These Town Investment Plans will be a catalyst for more funding and investment, particularly through the support of the Connected Coast Town Deal Board.”
You can read more about the Connected Coast and the projects at www.connectedcoast.co.uk.