Huntingdonshire District Council have secured an extra £3.5 million from National Highways designated funds to enhance the St Neots Future High Streets Fund town centre regeneration projects
Earlier this year they announced that St Neots would be a beneficiary of the government’s Future High Streets Fund following a successful business case bid, making it one of only 72 high streets across England to receive government funding.
Following the successful bid for further funding from National Highways, the total District Council-led investment into the St Neots regeneration programme is now £16.3 million.
The extra funding from National Highways will help to deliver three of the six Future High Streets Fund projects. It will support:
pedestrian and cycling improvements to St Neots Road Bridge
High Street improvements including; tree-planting, improved crossings, and safer loading and parking bays
Market Square improvements including the removal of car parking, improved public realm and connectivity enhancements for buses and taxis.
The extra funds for St Neots will be used to further enhance the work that is already ongoing, the prime goal of which is to regenerate St Neots town centre and provide a town centre fit for the future.
View further information on the Future High Street Fund projects.
The full £16.3 million investment for St Neots is made up of:
£3.8 million from the Future High Streets Fund
£5.9 million from Huntingdonshire District Council
£3.1 million from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and
the new funding of £3.5 million from National Highways.