19 January 2023
Dunne comments on award of £38m funding to Level Up Shropshire

Philip Dunne MP commented on the Levelling Up award to Shropshire and Telford which will receive over £38m of new funding as part of grants announced today.

The second allocation of funding received a high level of applications from councils across the UK for the of £2.1 billion awarded.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has awarded £18.7m towards the re-development of Shrewsbury's Riverside and £20m for redevelopment of Telford's Place theatre and a new town-centre skills hub.

Commenting on the recent announcement Philip Dunne said:

“This Government is committed to improving the lives of people in Shropshire and around the county.

“While very pleased to see Shrewsbury Town Centre Development has been successful in securing an £18 million capital injection to unlock regeneration of the town, I am disappointed that Craven Arms was not awarded funds to support its bid to transform road junctions as an enabler for significant development for homes and workplaces.

“I shall be discussing with the Cabinet of Shropshire Council tomorrow how to improve the bid, as there remains opportunity to re-submit for the third round of Levelling Up Funding in coming months. I shall also be discussing how to ensure quality projects in communities in South Shropshire secure our share of the £12.26m Shared Prosperity Fund announced last week.”