MP James Wild meets with Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government to confirm the offer of a £25 million Towns Deal.

King’s Lynn has secured a major investment of £25m to press ahead with a range of projects which will help towards a “brighter and more prosperous future.”

Town Deal Board members heard today (Tuesday) it had been allocated the maximum amount by the government.

Graham Purkins, chief technical officer of Merxin, and town board chairman, said: “We are delighted to receive notification that our King’s Lynn’s Town Investment Plan submission has been successful.

“Receiving the Towns Fund money will now enable us to start the process of delivering the broader range of projects identified in our plan and help us all work towards a brighter and more prosperous future for King’s Lynn.”

Stuart Dark, West Norfolk Council leader, added: “This announcement is really great news for the town, as it brings significant external investment to a range of priority projects that combine to deliver major improvement.”

North West Norfolk MP James Wild MP, said: “I’m delighted to have helped secure this major investment to boost skills, improve the town centre, promote our strong Shakespeare links and heritage, and support new and growing businesses.

“I now look forward to helping deliver these ambitious plans as part of the Towns Fund board and making Lynn an even better place to live, work, and visit.”

See Friday’s YLP for more details.