Levelling Up Regeneration Project in Arun
Local MPs Nick Gibb and Andrew Griffith joined with Arun District Council leader Cllr Shaun Gunner to mark the start of high-street regeneration in Littlehampton.
The project, dubbed Levelling Up Littlehampton, will transform the Littlehampton high-street into a modern shopping and community hub. The project, led by Arun District Council, is part of a wider scheme of works across the Arun District which will revitalise public facilities in Littlehampton and Bognor Regis available to residents and tourists alike.
The renovations will include new exhibition spaces and seafront facilities in Bognor Regis in addition to redeveloped car parks, play areas and lightning improvements in Littlehampton.
The regeneration is funded in part by a £19.4 million grant from the Government’s national Levelling Up Fund. Arun District Council bid for funding was secured with the MPs’ support at the Government’s latest spending review in October last year.
Arun District Council Project Leadership
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP, Nick Gibb, said: “It was good to be able to mark the launch of the multi-million pound regeneration project, helping to keep and improve Littlehampton’s town centre as an attractive place to shop and as a destination for tourists.
I am pleased that work, led by Arun District Council, is underway in both Littlehampton and Bognor Regis to deliver long-term improvements.”
Arundel and South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith, said: “It was a pleasure to join Cllr Shaun Gunner and his colleagues to launch the work on Littlehampton High Street, delivering regeneration for the residents of Arun as part of the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda. Under new leadership the council is getting on with the priorities of local residents.”
Cllr Shaun Gunner, Leader of Arun District Council, said: “These regeneration projects are Levelling Up in action. The £19.4 million that Arun District Council is investing across our area will ensure Littlehampton becomes an even better place to live, work and visit.
This investment is part of the wider strategy that Arun District Council is putting in place to move our area forward, provide better services and improve facilities on offer to residents.”