Coastal communities unveil plans for economic growth
Coastal communities across the country have unveiled plans to boost growth, jobs and prosperity.
Over 11 million people live in coastal communities – from major cities to seaside villages – and the Government is supporting “local coastal community teams” to help revive towns and deliver their plans for future economic growth.
Over 100 plans have been submitted so far with ideas including:
- Plymouth – proposing to build a new history centre to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America. The city is also securing investment to kick start a number of projects, including new digital hot spots, restructuring the waterfront and encouraging a cycling culture.
- Folkestone – local people will be canvassed about what makes their town great and work with marketing specialists to develop a new town brand. The plan also includes new green-space landscaping and support for start-ups through a new business hub.
- Scarborough – will hopefully see its high street redeveloped and new homes in the city centre.