Coastal Areas

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide ongoing support for seaside towns; and, in particular, what response they intend to make to the British Amusement and Catering Trade Association’s Save our Seaside campaign.

Photo of Lord Greenhalgh Lord Greenhalgh Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government), The Minister of State, Home Department

This government believes that the Great British coast has enormous potential and this government is determined to see it thrive all year round. We are?committed to supporting coastal communities to unlock barriers to their development and growth, and to strengthen their appeal as places to live, work and visit.

Examples of ongoing support provided to seaside towns includes:

  • Supporting 178 projects Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) throughout England through £182.9m of Coastal Communities funding, delivering sustainable growth and jobs in coastal areas
  • Publishing COVID-19: Guidance to help owners and operators mange visitors to beaches, the countryside and coastal areas in a safe and responsible way
  • Inviting 23 coastal towns to develop proposals for Town Deals worth up to £25 million each
  • Shortlisting 17 coastal places for the Future High Streets Fund

I thank you for highlighting the British Amusement and Catering Trade Association’s Save Our Seaside Campaign and I note the issues it brings to light.

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