It is an exciting time for Castleford as the town has been selected as one of the 101 towns to take part in the application process for the Towns Fund.
This funding will help to increase economic growth with a focus on regeneration, improved transport, better broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
The objective of the Fund is to drive the economic regeneration of towns to deliver long term economic and productivity growth through:
Urban regeneration, planning and land use: ensuring towns are thriving places for people to live and work, including by: increasing density in town centres; strengthening local economic assets including local cultural assets; site acquisition, remediation, preparation, regeneration; and making full use of planning tools to bring strategic direction and change.
Skills and enterprise infrastructure: driving private sector investment and ensuring towns have the space to support skills and small business development
Connectivity: developing local transport schemes that complement regional and national networks, as well as supporting the delivery of improved digital connectivity.
The Towns Fund prospectus is available here.
We have created a Castleford Town Taskforce which will be the vehicle through which the vision and strategy for the town is defined. The Taskforce will produce a Town Investment Plan and inform the Town Deal.
How do I get involved?
We believe it is vital for the people of Castleford to be part of this process to ensure that we can find out what they love about their place and how they want to see it meet the needs of the present and the future.
We have recently launched a survey as we believe it is important for the people of Castleford to have a say in the future of their town. You can complete this online
here and copies will be available in Castleford and Airedale Library, Carlton Lanes, Queen’s Mill and Castleford Indoor Market.
The closing date for submissions is Monday 20 April 2020.
You can find out more about how we are engaging with residents
More information on the Castleford Taskforce is available below:
Taskforce meeting agendas
Taskforce meeting minutes