In a further boost to plans for the rejuvenation of Bournemouth and Poole’s seafront, an extra £1.7m of funding for the area has been confirmed by the Department of Housing, Levelling Up and Communities (DHLUC).
The Levelling Up Fund cash injection announced in January will go towards key seafront projects over the next three years as part of the council’s Big Plan to create a world-class seafront.
This investment now totals £19.9m in government funding for transformation of the area.
Councillor Philip Broadhead, deputy leader and portfolio holder for development, growth and regeneration said:
“We made a bold bid for funding to transform our seafront and attract investment towards BCP’s award-winning coastline.
“Whilst we were delighted to receive the original award of £18.2 million, we didn’t rest on our laurels and worked with government to see if we could secure even more.
“After further conversations with DHLUC, I’m delighted to say that our award is being uplifted to a total of £19.9m; with that extra £1.7m investment helping us to deliver all these great projects in full.”