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£2.5million road improvements set for Whitehaven

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A £2.5million highways improvement scheme is set for Whitehaven.

The money will fund redevelopment plans at Whitehaven North Shore, including junction and pedestrian and improvements to the Bransty area.

The North Shore development includes offices, a hotel, leisure, residential and supporting car parking infrastructure, totalling £300million.

£1.67m has been allocated from the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund - a £23bn source of central government investment for areas that are key to boosting productivity, including transport, digital communications, research and development, and housing.

The outstanding £0.8m of funding comes from Britain’s Energy Coast.

This is a crucial early step forwards in the exciting regeneration of Whitehaven’s North Shore. Britain’s Energy Coast has worked hard with Cumbria County Council to build a successful case to the NPIF and we are delighted to see this hard work and collaborative approach pay off. It is particularly pleasing to see more central government funding making its way in to Cumbria to support these key schemes.

"BEC is committed to working with partners including Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners to bring forth a £300m+ connected development at North Shore including offices, hotel, leisure, residential and supporting car parking infrastructure. The works made possible by CCC’s successful bid will create a critical infrastructure gateway to support the development, ease congestion and improve pedestrian accessibility surrounding the scheme."

– Michael Pemberton, CEO, Britain’s Energy Coast