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£20 million cash boost for Northern coastline

North Yorkshire Moors. Photo: PA

Parts of our region are set to receive a share of £20 million aimed at regenerating coastal communities.

Piers, promenades and coastal paths are some of the projects receiving a share of the fund.

This latest investment is part of a wider £40 million fund, supporting over 30 projects up and down the coast.

The aim is to create new jobs, attract tourists and boost economic growth.

Seaton Carew, County Durham. Credit: PA

Coastal Communities Minister Andrew Percy said:

We’re putting the wind in the sails of over a dozen major projects along the Northern coast line...this funding will help make sure our northern seaside towns flourish.

– Andrew Percy MP

North East projects receiving funding:

  • North York Moors Coast - A two-year project to boost the tourism economy of the North York Moors Coast. This will improve trails with new paths and signs.
  • Berwick Harbour Commission, Northumberland - £2 million grant towards a £2.49 million project led by Berwick Harbour Commission to improve and repair Tweed Dock, jetty and groyne.
  • Blyth Harbour Commission, Northumberland - £800,000 grant towards a £1.44 million project to build and fit out a training facility in the Port of Blyth.
  • Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Tees Valley - £800,000 grant towards a £1.76 million project to extend the existing museum buildings and improve facilities.
  • Hartlepool Borough Council, Tees Valley - £600,000 contribution towards a £1.31 million project aimed at transforming the seaside resort of Seaton Carew

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