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news: Doing our bit to support Levelling-Up Fund success in Nottingham

Just before Christmas Nottingham City Council’s Councillors formally approved the £18m of funding from the levelling up fund, which will pay for a number of improvements that will enhance local links to more significant investments in strategic walking, cycling and public transport links that are currently being delivered through Nottingham’s Transforming Cities Programme.

The funds are being distributed at Ward level, to address local people’s identified priorities, and are to be spent as follows:

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  • £8.5m for Streets for People investments: Improving the condition and state of repair of local pavements, roads, and cycle ways to support more widespread uptake of active travel options for short journeys.
  • £1.5m on School Streets: Improvements in the vicinity of local schools to make it safer and easier for people to regularly walk, cycle and scoot to school.
  • £8m for Greener Streets: Upgrading the remaining streetlights in the city to low-energy LED standards, saving energy, carbon emissions and money over their life. Further expansion of the city’s community electric vehicle charging network into residential areas with limited off-street parking (and therefore limited opportunity for charging using domestic electricity supply).

Our business case team worked with NCC officers, when they were preparing the bid, to develop a streamlined economic appraisal that identified and quantified the public health, financial, carbon emission and asset value maintenance benefits associated with each of these three investment strands. We look forward to seeing the funds get spent over coming months!

Please Get in touch if you are preparing a Levelling Up Fund bid and need support with any aspect of the Business Case.


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