£9.2million secured for Hucknall town centre regeneration

March 2024

It was announced today that Ashfield District Council has secured £9.2million for their Levelling Up Fund Round 2 application for Hucknall.

The Council’s ambitious plan to drive economic regeneration in Hucknall has been recognised by the government as being high-quality and ready to deliver. The Levelling Up Fund bid is centred around three main themes – Skills and Economic Regeneration, Cultural and Heritage Gateway, and Access to Hucknall town centre.

The Levelling Up Fund investment is part of the Council’s ambitious regeneration programme for the District which will see well over £100m of investment during the next 2-3 years.

Cllr Matthew Relf, Executive Lead Member for Growth, Regeneration and Planning, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Council’s ambitious plan for Hucknall has been recognised by the government. We aim to improve the access into the town to attract more visitors, and businesses to reinvigorate the town centre. The cultural and heritage enhancements will celebrate Hucknall’s rich heritage and provide new opportunities for people to learn about this history. This outcome is tremendous and will support the Council’s aspirations for Hucknall to be a modern town centre where businesses prosper, and residents are proud to be from.”

Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said: “This is the culmination of a lot hard work from Hucknall’s Councillors, our administration and Officers from the Council. It will fulfil our vision of creating a vibrant, thriving town centre. Now we have secured money for every major town in Ashfield – our concentration will now be on securing more investment for the Selston Parish and our other villages.”

Cllr Lee Waters, Ward Councillor for Hucknall North, said: “I am overjoyed that Hucknall’s Levelling Up Fund bid has been approved. It is hugely ambitious and will be one of the biggest investments in our town for decades. It will focus on improving the life chances of residents, turbo charging investment, fast tracking public transport improvements – all whilst remembering our heritage. This is our chance to make significant change that will be benefit Hucknall for generations to come.”

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