Published: 9th Jul 2019

The government has released its shortlist of towns which will progress to the next stage of bidding for its Future High Streets Fund (FHSF). 50 towns will now progress to the second round of the £675m FHSF, which aims to support local authorities’ plans to revitalise their town centres through initiatives from improving transport links to creating new homes from old retail units. The 50 towns invited to the second phase will now receive up to £150m of funding to draw up detailed proposals for their projects based on their initial plans. They will also receive guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and work with the government to implement their projects. The Prime Minister Theresa May said: ‘Our high streets lie at the heart of local communities – creating jobs, boosting the economy and helping small businesses thrive. ‘But new technology and changes in the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)