Having been pushing for our inclusion for some months since the ‘Towns Fund’ initiative was first announced by the Government, I am absolutely delighted that Corby has been listed to bid for up to £25 million in support of regeneration projects in our town!
Given our proud industrial heritage and the enormous housing growth that we are seeing, it is absolutely essential that our infrastructure keeps pace and this investment will undoubtedly do much to help with this and boost the local economy and opportunities within our town. Having long been calling for a new Enterprise Zone for Corby, in order to help lever in even more new jobs and investment, I very much hope that sort of project can be considered to be included as part of an ambitious local bid, and I look forward to seeing the Government guidance on this in due course. You can also see the Minister’s letter to me with more information about this announcement below.
In the meantime, this is of course very good news and I am keen to hear your ideas and those of our wider community about how this money could be spent. This is also yet further evidence that sound management of the economy directly benefits areas such as ours, as it provides the opportunity to invest and improve our community for everyone. A big boost!
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