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Published on 30 December 2020

Christmas present for Newton Abbot town centre welcomed by Teignbridge leader


On the Boxing Day announcement that the town is one of 72 set to receive a share of the £830 million jackpot to revive town centres, Cllr Connett said: “I am thrilled to have it confirmed this morning (Boxing Day) that Teignbridge has been awarded £9.19 million on our bid to the Government’s Future High Street Fund. There’s some more work to do on the final details but it’s a great Christmas present for the district, and Newton Abbot on which the bid was centred.

“Many people in the Council and our partners have been working on this. It’s very, very good news for all involved and my great thanks to everyone on this successful bid.

This is a welcome and much-needed Christmas present for Teignbridge - the cash injection into Newton Abbot town centre will have a major impact on the wider Teignbridge economy, boosting jobs and creating longer term prospects for local businesses.

“At a time of significant financial hardship, uncertainty and the operational and planning challenges which the pandemic has imposed on local businesses, the impact on our high streets has been severe. This funding will help Newton Abbot and thesurrounding area to grow back and flourish, and create modern high streets that embrace sustainable travel and encourage people to shop and buy local.

“Our plans for this project have been the subject of extensive public consultation and we are keen to get cracking with making them a reality.”

Newton Abbot has received the provisional £9,199,364 subject to final approval.

Further information on the Government news website.