Great Yarmouth and Northampton secure millions for town centre regeneration

Plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth Market Place Credit: Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Four areas in the Anglia region are to receive a share of £830 million for what the Government says will transform their high streets into vibrant hubs for future generations.

Great Yarmouth says it plans to use it's £13.7 million to revive the town centre as a vibrant economic, cultural and community hub.

72 areas across England will get a share of the cash. Those in the Anglia region are:

  • Great Yarmouth - £13,774,430

  • Northampton - £8,442,730

  • March High Street, Fenland - £6,447,129

  • St Neots - £3,748,815

The Government says the cash will enable the delivery of ambitious regeneration plans, drawn up locally, and fund new projects such as improvements to transport infrastructure, new homes and the transformation of underused spaces.

However there's disappointment for Harlow which missed out on funding.

Harlow Council bid for £10.4m to support the Playhouse Quarter and Stone Cross Square projects.