Regional Planning and Development: Bolton

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 1st December 2021.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many bids were made by Bolton council to the Levelling Up Fund; how many of those bids were successful; and how much funding has been allocated to successful bids from Bolton.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

On 27 October we were delighted to announce the winners of the first round of the Levelling Up Fund. This will see £1.7 billion allocated to 105 bids. Citizens across the UK can expect to see projects getting underway from early 2022.

Bolton Council submitted two bids in Round One of the Fund. The first bid, for Bolton College of Medical Science, was successful and will receive £20 million of funding. The second bid, for Crompton Place, was unsuccessful but can be resubmitted in future rounds of the Fund.

We look forward to working with Bolton Council to deliver the exciting proposal put forward in the successful bid and encourage the Council to resubmit the Crompton Place bid in future rounds.

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