SALISBURY: Future High Streets bid moves onto next stage

SALISBURY: Future High Streets bid moves onto next stage

Published by Jack Deery at 6:09pm 14th July 2020.

2 minute read

Wiltshire Council leaders have given the plans the go ahead to move on.

The authority is applying for Future High Streets funding to make Salisbury a more "attractive destination for visitors and residents"

The council's Cabinet have now approved the plans to move onto the next stage.

A business case will now be created for the bid, which needs to be submitted before the end of the month. 

There is a range of projects that would be completed using the funding, including redeveloping the train station and transforming Fisherton Street

Wiltshire Council also approved Trowbridge's bid for the next stage. 

Salisbury Railway Train Station
The project involves redeveloping Salisbury train station

Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, said: 

"The Future High Streets Fund bids will help us to unlock the potential of Salisbury city centre and Trowbridge town centre, as we adapt to the changing face of the high street.

The high street has faced a number of challenges in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic will only add to the challenge as we look to attract more people to visit, stay and shop in Wiltshire.

Our officers have worked hard to create attractive and comprehensive bids for the Future High Streets fund, and if we are successful, this funding will enable us to invest in Salisbury and Trowbridge and make them more attractive places to live, work, visit and shop."

The Future High Streets Fund was launched by the government in December 2018 to renew and reshape town centres and high streets to help meet the challenges caused by changing consumer patterns. 

A bid for funding for Salisbury in 2019 was rejected

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