Cannock Chase Council has submitted a bid for government funding to assist with the regeneration of Cannock Town Centre.
The Future High Streets Fund provides co-funding towards capital projects to bring transformative change to the local area and make town centres fit for the future. The Government has made £675m available and has invited local authorities to submit expressions of interest to outline their plans.
Cannock Chase Council has bid for funding to help deliver the vision for the future of Cannock Town Centre and to maximise the benefits from the £160m investment from McArthurGlen for the Designer Outlet Village, due to open in 2020.
The expression of interest was submitted this week, applications will be assessed and successful applicants will be announced in summer 2019.
Councillor Diane Todd, Portfolio Leader for Town Centre Regeneration said “Our vision for Cannock Town Centre is that by 2028 it will be an attractive market town with an excellent range of well-known stores and good quality outdoor markets, thriving independent sector and the growth of new leisure and residential opportunities
“The Government’s Future High Street Funding is an excellent opportunity for us to get help from the government to achieve our vision and Cannock Town Centre is where we feel we can achieve the greatest impact.
I am delighted that we have received letters of support from our partners and thanks to our officers for their hard work in applying for the funding. Fingers crossed we will be successful.”