Melton Borough Council submits £9.9m bid to fund town centre development projects

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Melton Borough Council has worked with its public and private sector partners to submit a Levelling Up Fund bid to the government for just under £10m to develop three key sites in the Melton town centre.

The bid includes a package of three complimentary projects contributing towards enhancing the Rural Capital of Food offer and bringing in more visitors to the town by creating destinations for a wide range of audiences to visit and enjoy.

These projects include the development of the cattle market site for events, food and drinks production units and supporting business and tourism related activities; development of the Brooksby Melton College site on Wilton Road/Asfordby Road, for the refurbishment of the public theatre to reinstate the, now closed, cultural destination in the town centre and enhance the night time offer; and development of the old Brooksby College training centre site on King Street for refurbishment of the long term vacant building to convert it into food production, training and workshop facility.

If the funding is secured the development of these projects are expected to lead to the creation of an additional 139 jobs in the wider economy, support the development of an additional 3,000 sqm of

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