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Written Question
Coastal Areas
Wednesday 16th September 2020

Asked by: Lord McNally (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide ongoing support for seaside towns; and, in particular, what response they intend to make to the British Amusement and Catering Trade Association’s Save our Seaside campaign.

Answered by Lord Greenhalgh

This government believes that the Great British coast has enormous potential and this government is determined to see it thrive all year round. We are?committed to supporting coastal communities to unlock barriers to their development and growth, and to strengthen their appeal as places to live, work and visit.

Examples of ongoing support provided to seaside towns includes:

  • Supporting 178 projects Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) throughout England through £182.9m of Coastal Communities funding, delivering sustainable growth and jobs in coastal areas
  • Publishing COVID-19: Guidance to help owners and operators mange visitors to beaches, the countryside and coastal areas in a safe and responsible way
  • Inviting 23 coastal towns to develop proposals for Town Deals worth up to £25 million each
  • Shortlisting 17 coastal places for the Future High Streets Fund

I thank you for highlighting the British Amusement and Catering Trade Association’s Save Our Seaside Campaign and I note the issues it brings to light.