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Getting Building Fund

In August 2020, CLEP was awarded £10.5m from the Getting Building Fund. The new fund was announced in August 2020 to provide capital investment for shovel-ready infrastructure projects. Projects needed to contribute to one of the following aims;

  • Town and city centre modernisation through targeted infrastructure investments.
  • Investment in physical connectivity to improve the functioning of the local economy.
  • Investment in innovation ecosystems.
  • Improvements to human capital.
  • Improving digital connectivity.

Two schemes have been shortlisted for support in Cumbria; A595 Strategic Improvements at Bothel which will deliver phase one of a wider road improvement scheme through the delivery of junction improvements aimed at increasing safety and reducing journey times. Vertical Farm Centre of Excellence which will see the development of a vertical farm at Lillyhall, enhancing Cumbria’s food production offer and creating new jobs.

Final confirmation of funding is subject to the completion of compliant Full Business Cases in line with CLEP’s Local Assurance Framework. As a transport scheme, CLEP have made the Full Business Case for the A595 Strategic Improvements at Bothel available. View the Full Business Case (.PDF, 1.3MB).

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