Grays High Street (credit: Google Maps)
They join 50 areas already set to develop plans to reinvent their high streets.
The money will go towards improving transport, infrastructure and converting empty retail units into new homes and workplaces.
“Our high streets are right at the heart of our communities, and I will do everything I can to make sure they remain vibrant places where people want to go, meet and spend their money,” said Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
“This scheme is going to reenergise and transform even more of our high streets – helping them to attract new businesses, boost local growth, and create new infrastructure and jobs.”
Successful candidates will progress to phase two of the Future High Streets Fund and receive up to £150,000 to support the development of their projects.
“Our £1 billion Future High Streets Fund is key to delivering this, empowering local leaders to help transform their high streets and town centres as consumer habits change, by investing in housing, workplaces, infrastructure and culture,” said Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick.
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