Marches LEP launches bid for £68m for homes and jobs
A bid for nearly £68m of Government funding has been submitted to support projects which could create more than 7,000 jobs and 2,850 new homes in the region.
The 11 proposed projects across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin could also see nearly 50 hectares of employment land opened up and more than 250,000m of commercial floor space made available over the next 10 years.
The LEP is competing with 38 other local enterprise partnerships across England for a slice of £1.8 billion of Growth Deal funding. If successful, the funding would be matched by more than £75m from the organisations and private sector partners delivering the projects. More...