Published: 15th May 2020

Copeland Council has unveiled a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme for Whitehaven in Cumbria. The council has developed a scheme totalling approximately £25m, and will next month submit its bid to the government’s Future High Streets Fund for around £15m to help deliver it. The plans which were made public earlier this week (May 13) include conversion of the former Whittles building on Duke Street into a community digital hub, creating a seafood restaurant and cycle-friendly accommodation on Marlborough Street and developing new residential opportunities. They also would like to connect the town centre and the harbour by creating new arcades between King Street and Strand Street, offering food court, artisan and small-scale leisure spaces The authority learned in July 2019 that it had been selected to go forward to the final phase of its application to the £1bn national pot, having been ranked among the UK’s best initial bids by government … (To read the full article, subscribe below)