Over 50 areas across the country are going through to the second phase of a multi-million fund that will transform their high streets and make them fit for the future.

The announcement of the successful schemes was made by High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP on Friday 5th July 2019. The final list of successful schemes has been published, well done to Chatham and Dartford for making it on to the shortlist.

Schemes range from improving transport and access into town centres to converting retail units into new homes, the £675 million Future High Streets Fund will help local leaders to reinvent their town centres.

Those successful towns will now receive up to £150,000 of new funding to work up detailed project proposals, based on their initial plans. MHCLG will work closely with them, focussing on those places that have “shovel ready” projects where there might be opportunities to accelerate these.