Levelling Up announcement
Today the Government announced that Doncaster will receive funding as part of the Levelling Up fund for Doncaster North, which is set to cover projects in Mexborough and Moorends. Here is what the Mayor of Doncaster and MP Ed Miliband had to say about the announcement:
Mayor Ros Jones said: “Whilst I am pleased that the Government has seen the merits of our bid for Doncaster North, I am disappointed that our other bid for Edlington has not been given the same support. Levelling Up Funding should be targeted at areas that need it most and have a strong case for regeneration. I believe that both of our bids evidenced this clearly and demonstrated positive change for local communities. We will of course ask questions as to why our other bid was not given the thumbs up.
“That said, this is good news that one bid was successful and I do welcome it. We will need to carefully review the successful bid as it has been over a year since we submitted it to ensure it will still do what is best for local people and the place. We will continue to work with local communities on progressing these projects and share more as this gets underway.”
Ed Miliband MP for Doncaster North said: “I am very pleased for residents in Doncaster North that this levelling up bid has been successful.
"The success of the bid is a credit to all the local residents who supported the bid as well as City of Doncaster Council and Mayor Ros Jones for their persistence and hard work.
"These resources will deliver much needed investment in regeneration in Woodlands, Mexborough and Moorends."
To find out more information - £1 billion boost for levelling up: government backs 55 transformational local projects across the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Category: Planning