Residents asked to submit urgent feedback on two Levelling up bids

Building on previous Masterplan consultation exercises, residents in Doncaster are being asked to give feedback on two bid proposals which are being prepared to be submitted to Central Government.

Doncaster Council are preparing to apply for Levelling Up funding for the Doncaster North and Don Valley constituencies – with areas such as Mexborough, Moorends, Brodsworth Miners Welfare Institute (Woodlands) and Edlington set to be part of the respective bids. Residents from those areas in particular are being asked to provide feedback.

The consultation on the proposed plans will run from the 8th June – 27th June with all feedback then considered ahead of submitting both applications to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 6th July.

If the bids are successful, the funding will be used to invest in areas such as the Royal Estate in Edlington and to build a brand new leisure centre in Edlington.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster said: “As demonstrated in previous Levelling Up bids, we know this will be a highly competitive process. To give us the best possible chance of attaining the funding which will allow us to pursue exciting plans such as building a brand new leisure centre in Edlington, and supporting further regeneration across Doncaster, we need to hear from as many residents as possible.

“The city of Doncaster is a place of places, it is vital that we support and encourage the regeneration of our principle towns. Our LUF2 bid for Doncaster North includes investment in Mexborough, Moorends and Brodsworth Miners Welfare.

“Our LUF2 bid for Don Valley will focus on Edlington, with a focus on a new Leisure Centre, improving the main shopping area and tackling some of the issues around the Royal Estate.

“The MP’s for Doncaster North and Don Valley are supportive of our bids for their respective constituencies, I call on all our MP’s to lobby and support our Levelling Up Fund bids for Doncaster.

“This is an exciting time for development in Doncaster and we don’t want to stop now – help us develop these plans so that we can provide Central Government with the best and most detailed proposals; after all, it is only the residents themselves that can truly tell us the details of their areas.”

The two applications will be considered as part of the Government’s second round of Levelling Up funding, with a decision expected in Autumn 2022. Doncaster Central constituency was awarded £18.6m following the first round of Levelling Up Fund late last year, which concentrated on projects such as transforming the Waterfront, regenerating the Market Place and developing the civic and cultural quarter.

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