James pressed senior officials in the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government on the timing of decisions on bids for the Future High Streets Fund.
King's Lynn has submitted a multi-million-pound bid that could transform the town centre has been submitted to the Government.The submission for £21.6m in grant funding to the Future High Streets Fund comes after having been successful in an initial expression of interest in 2019. If successful in the competitive funding process, with match funding, the total investment in King’s Lynn town centre could be in the region of £35.5m. The proposals include a community hub with training and enterprise opportunities, new housing in the town centre, improving South Gate, and our Shakespeare heritage will support growth in North West Norfolk. I am pleased to have supported the development of this bid - now I'll champion it with ministers."
Officials said decisions would be made in a "matter of weeks".