Millom Town Deal

Millom Town Deal

Millom is at a turning point; an exciting time in its history when unprecedented investment in the town and its infrastructure will bring about real and tangible change; change that will make a positive difference to the lives of its residents for many years to come.

Views to be sought on Town Deal project as plans progress

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A TEAM of specialists has been appointed by Cumberland Council to progress plans for making travel around Millom and Haverigg safer and easier.  

Connecting Millom and Haverigg – one of four projects being developed as part of Millom Town Deal – aims to improve access to sustainable forms of transport for all, boost levels of community health and wellbeing and encourage more people to visit the area.

Technical experts from WSP UK Ltd are now to further develop the project which will include meeting the standards and requirements of the Department for Transport and National Highways.

However, before moving further forward, Cumberland Council would like to understand whether any of the existing concept designs need to be revisited in light of feedback received at the last round of public engagement held in June 2023

A new programme of engagement with key stakeholders is being planned with a public engagement event to be scheduled in early in 2024.  

David Savage, Chair of the Millom Town Deal Board, said: “The public engagement sessions held earlier this year proved valuable in terms of the level of interest shown toward the Town Deal and its projects by members of the community, but also in terms of the constructive feedback provided, specifically in relation to this project – Connecting Millom and Haverigg.

“By revisiting some of the concept designs with stakeholders and the wider community, we can help to fine tune the plans and make sure the Town Deal investment leaves a long-term positive legacy which will be supported by those who live, work and visit both Millom and Haverigg. 

“Details setting out how people can feed into the revised plans will be communicated  early next year and I would encourage everyone to share their views.” 

Millom Town Deal secured £20.6 million from the Government’s Towns Fund in November 2022 with an additional £8.7 million in match funding to help the town and its communities to thrive in the future.

Once completed, the Connecting Millom and Haverigg project will make it easier and safer for people to move around Millom and Haverigg on foot, by bicycle and by incorporating the needs of those with limited mobility. 

It will also provide essential links between the other three Millom Town Deal projects; The Iron Line, a new arts and enterprise hub in St George’s Road for Reactivating Heritage Buildings and a new leisure facility for Activating Community Health.  

And Cumberland Council’s project team will work closely with Northern Rail to develop the railway station as an attractive and welcoming gateway into the town. 

Councillor Mark Fryer, the Leader of Cumberland Council, said: “This is an important project so it is good news that specialists are in place to take it forward.

“The feedback received about Connecting Millom and Haverigg during the last engagement sessions was invaluable. 

“It is now the right time to seek further information and views so that the design of this important scheme can be refined for the next stage in its development.”

For more information on the Millom Town Deal, visit millomtowndeal.org.uk

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Notes to Editors

 

For immediate release.

On July 27, 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the Towns Fund would support an initial 101 places across England to develop Town Deal proposals, to drive economic regeneration and deliver long-term economic and productivity growth. See further details of the announcement.

A Town Deal is an agreement in principle between Government, the Lead Council and the Town Deal Board. It will set out a vision and strategy for the town, and what each party agrees to do to achieve this vision. 

Each of the 101 towns selected to work towards a Town Deal also received accelerated funding last year for investment in capital projects that would have an immediate impact and help places “build back better” in the wake of Covid-19. 

 

Cumberland Council is a unitary council in Cumbria. 

On 1 April 2023 we took over the responsibility for all council services previously provided by Allerdale Borough Council, Carlisle City Council, Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council. 

The new council was formed in April 2023, and it aims to be ambitious, collaborative, compassionate, empowering, and innovative. Its Cumberland Plan sets out its vision and values.

The Cumberland area welcomes ambition and sustainable growth.

It is a globally recognised place of innovation and opportunity. 

Its city of Carlisle and its towns of Cleator Moor, Maryport, Millom and Workington have collectively attracted millions of pounds of government funding for schemes that will provide long lasting benefits for businesses and residents.

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