New forum for coastal development meets for first time

A forum for coastal regeneration met for the first time today (Friday) which included MPs, business leaders and district councillors.
A forum for coastal regeneration met for the first time today (Friday) which included MPs, business leaders and district councillors.
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Councillors, MPs and business leaders have come together to start work on a long-term plan for coastal regeneration and today (Friday) met for the first time.

The new forum for coastal development met to discuss the future of the county’s seaside towns and villages.

The group has been brought together by Coun Colin Davie, executive member for economic development at Lincolnshire County Council, in a bid to ensure that there is a joined-up approach to growth in the area.

Among those who attended included MPs Victoria Atkins, Matt Warman and Martin Vickers, who were joined by a host of business leaders and district councillors.

Coun Davie commented: “Our seaside towns have enormous potential and we’re determined to make the most of all they have to offer. The county council is already making a positive impact in the area with projects like the new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point and the Coastal Observatory.

“Over the next few years, the Government is making millions of pounds available to help coastal towns and villages grow their economies and reduce unemployment and deprivation and we want to make sure that the county gets its fair share of that funding,”

Coun Davie added: “If that’s to happen, it’s essential that any schemes submitted from Lincolnshire are ambitious, large, and have the backing of our major business leaders. That’s why I’ve called this group together to make sure that we’re all working in a co-ordinated way for the greater good.

“The initial meeting has been very positive, and I look forward to working with my colleagues towards a more prosperous future for the coast.”