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£25m Staveley Town Deal Submitted to Government

£25m Staveley Town Deal Submitted to Government

Ambitious plans for the Staveley area worth over £25m have been submitted to the Government for approval as part of its Town Deal programme.

The Government’s Towns Fund provides a once in a generation opportunity to regenerate Staveley. To unlock this funding, a Town Investment Plan has been submitted, featuring a wide range of projects that will drive long term economic growth, offer quality skills and employment opportunities and improve the green spaces and canal network around Staveley.

Ivan Fomin, Chair of the Staveley Town Board, said:

“Staveley is blessed with great assets including land for development, heritage buildings and transport links, but these all need investment and local leadership to drive forward the growth and prosperity of the area. At a time when Covid-19 has re-energised the discussion about the use of outdoor spaces. We also have a unique opportunity to link Chesterfield and Staveley to the national canal network for the first time in 113 years.”

There has been an extended period of consultation with local residents and businesses on the Staveley Town Investment Plan. This has been done through online sessions, direct surveys and initiatives with local schools. This has helped develop a comprehensive and ambitious Plan that has the potential to transform the lives of local people.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, added:

“We are proud to submit the Staveley Town Investment Plan to Government and look forward to receiving feedback in the New Year. In the meantime, we will continue to consult with local people on and develop the business cases for the projects and programmes that will secure Staveley’s future for generations to come.”

Through the Towns Fund, Staveley has already been awarded £0.5m accelerator funding which is being used to fund sport and football pitch improvements at Staveley Miners Welfare Football Club and Springwell Community College; install new play equipment at King George V Playing Fields; improve CCTV across the area, and develop plans for the development of a major Rail Innovation and Training Centre at Barrow Hill.

The Government’s Towns Fund will invest more than £3bn into 101 communities across England as part of the levelling up agenda. The Towns Fund recognises the important role that towns like Staveley have in driving economic growth across England and aims to fund improvements and regeneration projects to unlock their potential.

The Staveley Town Deal is managed by the Staveley Town Deal Board, which is made up of local representatives including council and business leaders, education and voluntary sector professionals, the MPs for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire and other local stakeholders.

Find out more about the Staveley Town Deal and read the Town Investment Plan on the council’s website:

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