MK Council has had formal confirmation it will receive £22.7m of national funding to deliver investment projects in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, including more almost £4m for a transport hub.
The formal award of the funding follows MK Council securing Government ‘Town Deal’ funding for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford last year to bring major improvements to the area through several key projects. Demolition of the former Bletchley Fire Station has already been completed and new Redways are being added to the area.
Some of the key projects include:
Transport Hub – creation of a new eastern entrance at Bletchley Station, improving access from the town centre
Tech Park Bletchley – based at MK College, the new skills and training hub will provide better learning and development opportunities to improve life chances
Town Centre improvements – improvements to the appearance, attractiveness and safety of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford town centres
New redway links – better connections between Newton Leys and the Lakes Estate to Central Bletchley
Other projects include a major transformation of Bletchley Park to maintain its attraction to visitors and the full roll out of fibre connectivity.
As part of the funding almost £9m has been set aside for the Revolving Development Fund project to make the best use of underused and run-down sites.
Leader of MK Council, Cllr Pete Marland said: “This is a really exciting list of projects and will be welcomed news for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford residents. We have big ambitions for the area and this funding is just the starting point of where we want it to go. My thanks go out to everyone who helped secure the deal and I look forward to working with the community as we bring these projects to life.”
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal Board Chair, John Cove, said: “This is great news for the area and is recognition of how everyone has come together with a focus of delivering our ambitions. We now move on to the hard work of developing the individual business cases for each of the projects over the coming year and, as we do so, will involve the local community in that journey.”