Bid to win share of £100m gov­ern­ment kitty

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

ASH­FORD Bor­ough Coun­cil’s ex­ec­u­tive has en­dorsed a pro­posal by Ash­ford’s Fu­ture for a new fund­ing bid to be sub­mit­ted to the Gov­ern­ment.

Last De­cem­ber the town was awarded £23 mil­lion by the com­mu­ni­ties depart­ment to help pay for growth projects.

Now the bor­ough is to bid for a share of ex­tra fund­ing from an­other £100 mil­lion gov­ern­ment kitty.

Coun­cil leader Cllr Paul Clokie told last Thurs­day’s ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing: “In the pre­vi­ous pro­gramme, the Ash­ford’s Fu­ture part­ner­ship made a com­pre­hen­sive busi­ness case which was well re­ceived.”

Cllr Clokie added that the new bid could help pro­vide ex­tra money for pre­par­ing key de­vel­op­ment sites.

A de­ci­sion on the bid is ex­pected to be made later this month.

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