Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed today’s (Friday 25th September 2020) announcement the Government has given the green light for the first three projects to be delivered under the Torquay Town Deal.
The announcement has confirmed £750,000 of funding will be available for three projects where work can start immediately. These are:
- Improvements to Upton Park.
- Princess Garden Improvements.
- Wavelength Legacy Lighting (A scheme to improve lighting on Torquay Seafront).
The funding was offered earlier this year by the Government to accelerate work on the wider Torquay Town Deal. The three projects put forward for this funding were selected by the Town Deal Board which is made up of representatives of the local community, businesses and public sector. Kevin Foster MP is the Deputy Chairman of the Board.
The overall Town Deal will see £25m invested into Torquay to both help revive the Town Centre, create support opportunities for economic growth and to turn back the tide on poverty. A detailed investment plan for how to spend this money was recently submitted, which includes support for a new rail station at Edginswell and £1.75m to help revive the Torquay Pavilion.
Commenting Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster said:
“This funding announcement is great news and shows the support being offered by Government to revive our town and turn back the tide. The Town Deal is not just about regenerating the Town Centre, but reviving our Town’s economy overall. These three projects being given the green light to get underway immediately is a sign of the commitment being made to deliver for our community.”