In the House of Commons, James championed King's Lynn's Town Investment Plan and the opportunity to benefit from £25 million of investment.
The Town Investment Plan will enhance the town centre experience for all, providing cultural and leisure opportunities, a new residential offer, and a revived riverfront. The Plan will support business innovation and collaboration, and increase access to learning, skills, and employment. It will also provide for improved and sustainable connections, and will help with the town’s recovery and renewal from the impact of Covid-19, ensuring the long-term success of King’s Lynn.
James said: "In King’s Lynn, we welcome the opportunity to benefit from £25 million of investment. Will my right hon. Friend visit King’s Lynn to talk about our ambitious plan to create more opportunities for young people and innovative businesses, for an enhanced town centre with more cycling and walking, and that builds on our historic court and waterfront?"
In response, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government,said:
"I would be delighted to visit King’s Lynn. It is exactly the sort of community that should be benefiting from these funds, and its bid for the future high streets fund will be considered carefully in the coming weeks."
The Town Investment Plan was submitted to government at the end of October in response to the Towns Fund announcement last year which allocated £25M for King’s Lynn. To access the funding, King’s Lynn needs to reach a Town Deal with the government on the basis of a Town Investment Plan which sets out the vision and priorities for King’s Lynn.
For more details on the proposals in the Town Investment Plan please visit https://www.visionkingslynn.co.uk/vision-for-kings-lynn-could-bring-25m…