To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what capital expenditure his Department has made available for town centre regeneration in each year since 2010 in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Merseyside, (d) Wirral local authority area and (e) Wirral South constituency.
This Government is committed to supporting the regeneration of our town centres.
Since 2010, we have given over £18 million to towns – funding and training local teams of people through the Town Team Programme, boosting struggling town centres with the High Streets Innovation Fund and launching successful initiatives such as “Love Your Local Market”.
Town centres have also benefited from funding that we have made available for local economic development, including the Coastal Communities Fund, which has invested over £132 million in 131 coastal projects across England since 2012. The Government has awarded £9.1 billion to Local Enterprise Partnerships in Growth Deals since 2014.
We have invested over £1.5 billion through the Local Growth Fund in North West projects to boost local economies. Government is investing £332 million in Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the local Growth Deal (GD 1, 2 & 3) between 2015 and 2021. This will support projects in Wirral such as the Wirral Waters Skills factory, Wirral Metropolitan College, Maritime Engineering College and a number of transport projects.