Leyland to bid for £25m regeneration funds

South Ribble Borough Council has unveiled the plans it will send to the government in the hope of receiving £25m in funding.

The regeneration of Leyland could be financed by the government's £3.6bn Towns Fund, which it launched last year to reinvigorate towns which have a "proud industrial and economic heritage but have not always benefited from economic growth in the same way as more prosperous areas."

Plan for the regeneration of Leyland include upgrades to the high street, the market, and opening BASE2 – a business hub development for business for workspace, events and skills.

Details are available to view in person while the exhibition has been recreated online with a virtual walkthrough, available here.

Councillor Paul Foster, leader of the South Ribble Borough Council and a member of the Leyland Board, said: "I encourage everyone to take a look at the Leyland Town Board proposals and share their views.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future development of Leyland offering a long-term future for the town centre. The development proposals show the Board’s support for local businesses, confidence in Leyland and promote the importance of encouraging people to shop local to support the local economy."

Feedback from the consultation will help inform the development of the plans which will form the basis of a funding bid to government in October.

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