Southport College Welcomes LEP Cash

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Sefton Council has welcomed the announcement that Merseyside has secured £230m of Government funding.

Liverpool Enterprise Partnership (LEP) recently secured the money in a bid through the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

The money will benefit the whole of Merseyside, including Sefton, and it is thought it will create up to 40,000 jobs across the region.

The funding will enable a number of planned projects across Sefton:

  • £3m for 700 housing units at Kew
  • £6.15m for development of Maghull North station
  • £5.51m for package of M58 junction improvements
  • £13.3m for improvements to North Liverpool key transport corridor which is a joint proposal with Liverpool and includes improvements to the A565 Derby Road
  • a share of the £41.4m package for sustainable transport improvements across the city region
  • £2m for Hugh Baird College capital works
  • £0.383m for Southport College capital works
  • a share of the proposed Business Growth Hub

While funding has been secured for the schemes, some will still need further formal approvals before they can be implemented.

Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council said: “This announcement is great news for Sefton and the wider Merseyside region and will provide a much welcome boost.

“As a member of the LEP, I along with other Merseyside council leaders fought hard to secure this money from the Government and we will continue to ask them to further support the economic regeneration of our communities.

“Such money can only help Sefton continue to develop and grow ensuring even greater confidence in the area in the coming years.”

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