The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has announced today (Friday 5 July) that Mansfield will receive up to £150,000 from the Future High Streets Fund for visioning and pre-development work in Mansfield town centre. Mansfield is one of 50 successful applicants to receive the first stage pump-priming funding.
Mansfield District Council’s Regeneration team applied for funds in March requesting financial support to prepare detailed master plans for strategic infrastructure, signage and the appearance of the town centre. The bid was submitted following a series of stakeholder consultations to share ideas and shape the elements of Mansfield’s Future High Streets bid.
Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said “We’re delighted to hear that our application has been successful. The funding will help us map out what the future looks like for Mansfield town centre”.
“Projects to revitalise Mansfield are already underway at the Old Town Hall, Walkden Street car park and Leeming Street. This additional funding will enable us to look at other important projects to improve the visitor experience in Mansfield and make the town a nicer place to live, work and visit”.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to our partners who have supported the application and contributed their ideas to the project.”
The pre-development work will inform a further bid for projects up to £25m to be made by spring 2020.