Humber LEP backs local projects with millions

Published: Thursday 18th February 2016 by The News Editor

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A Hull-focused regional business organisation is flowing nearly £60 million into 16 projects in the area.

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) cash is helping to fuel growth in and around the city.

Government-based Local Growth Fund (LGF) investment is being used together with other state and private financing across the schemes designed to build growth-supporting infrastructures.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP board said: “The Growth Deal is a part of the jigsaw that connects a large network of people, teams, businesses, organisations and funding working towards improving the region.

“None of these projects sits in isolation; all are taking place alongside wider public and private investment in regeneration projects, transport schemes, skills provision and Enterprise Zone sites to name just a few.”

A £3 million donation to the Hull and Holderness Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of five awards recently approved in the latest round of funding.

The same sum will help finance Hull Old Town’s “re-purposing” in the Holy Trinity church’s vicinity. A further £500,000 is being ploughed into Westcliffe’s enterprise centre in Scunthorpe.

Bridlington’s Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 is benefiting by £5.75 million to help fund more upgrades to parking facilities, cycle access, roads and footpaths.

A total of £750,000 is going into Hull’s Park Street/Anlaby Road bridge fortification project on the A1105.

This brings the amount of awards during the current financial year to nearly £20 million in addition to the £40 million planned across 2016/17.

Copyright Press Association 2016

Published: Thursday 18th February 2016 by The News Editor

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