A £50m bid has been submitted to the government's Levelling Up Fund in a bid to improve transport schemes across Lancashire.
The £4.8bn fund will support town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets. If Lancashire Country Council’s bid is successful, it could secure funds to develop a range of complementary public transport, walking and cycling projects that would significantly improve travel opportunities for people across East Lancashire, making them safer and greener.
The county council has also offered in-principle funding support to six Levelling Up Fund bids being made by district and borough council's from its own £5million Levelling Up Investment Fund. It is hoped this support will increase the chances of these partner councils having a successful bid – which include West Lancashire Borough Council.