May 18, 2022

Public invited to exhibition showcasing £22.5m Town Deal plans for Cleator Moor

A PUBLIC exhibition where visitors will be able to learn more about four multi-million pound projects planned for Cleator Moor will be held on Tuesday, May 24.

Residents of the town are invited to join members of the project teams at the Cleator Moor Civic Hall in Jacktrees Road from 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm.

A series of displays will bring to life four ambitious schemes that will transform the health, wealth and future of the town.

Working with Copeland Borough Council, the Cleator Moor Town Deal Board secured an offer of £22.5 million from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund initiative last summer.

Four projects have now reached the crucial business case assurance stage, meaning plans have been submitted for internal assessment ahead of final submission to the government later this year.

Bob Metcalfe, Chair of Cleator Moor Town Deal Board, said: “We have four incredibly exciting projects which will transform Cleator Moor and benefit its residents for generations to come. Almost every aspect of life will be positively enhanced by these plans. 

“A huge amount of work has gone into getting the Town Deal process to this stage and we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to the exhibition, so they can learn more about what is proposed.

“We will be on hand to chat, answer questions and explain more about how we have reached this stage.”

Four projects form a part of the Cleator Moor Town deal.

Enterprising Town – the redevelopment of the existing Leconfield Industrial Estate to provide employment and training opportunities for residents in Cleator Moor as well as helping to diversify the local economy. The proposal would create new buildings on site including an Enterprise Campus Hub, the refurbishment of existing units and extensive landscaping.

Healthy Town – To enhance existing sports and leisure provision to create a modern multi-purpose centre including an indoor sports hall, flexible studio space, gym and café, alongside wider health and well-being provision. This will improve population health and generate more reasons for people to visit and spend time in Cleator Moor.

Connected Town – this scheme will deliver a high-quality integrated and sustainable transport network which improves connections between employment, education, amenities and leisure and transforms the accessibility and attractiveness of Cleator Moor.

Revitalised Town – to increase activity and footfall around the Town Square by bringing vacant and under-utilised buildings back into active use while creating an attractive new public realm. Uses will include a new cultural community hub and enhanced business space

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