A bid for up to £20m of government funding for three projects to help regenerate Ilkeston town centre looks set to be approved next week.
A meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive on Tuesday (5 July) is expected to agree that the bid should be submitted to the nationwide Levelling Up initiative as part of the drive to improve the town centre.
A report going to the meeting says that a seven week public consultation earlier this year produced clear results that have helped shape the ambitious bid, with residents particularly highlighting a desire for a better range and quality of shops, including restaurants and services for children, and action over vacant properties.
If approved by Executive members, the bid will go to the government next week and focus on winning funding for three inter-linked regeneration projects covering South Street, the Market Place, Bath Street and Station Road.
Details of these project proposals include:
Councillor Bryn Lewis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Town Centres, says:
“We have put together a high quality bid thanks to the input of local residents whose valuable contributions and suggestions were paramount in helping us shape the proposals. They were very clear in what improvements and actions they would like to see. This is a great opportunity that offers the prospect of making a real difference.”
The meeting of Council Executive is at Ilkeston Town Hall on Tuesday 5 July at 10.30am.