In Spring 2022 we submitted a bid to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) Local Growth Fund, seeking capital funding of £1.15 million to develop an innovative retail hub in the Great Whyte area of Ramsey town centre.
We are pleased to announce that this funding bid was accepted and approved. This means we will work in partnership with Ramsey Town Council, local partners and Cambridgeshire County Council Highways, utilising the Local Growth Fund money as well as supplement from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, to support the hub's operation.
The £1.15 million is in addition to £300,000 previously secured by the council for public realm improvements which will significantly enhance the overall physical, economic, and social vitality of this section of the Great Whyte.
Work on developing the project from the initial concept into a detailed scheme design alongside a schedule for construction will begin shortly. This will include arranging briefing meetings with local partners to discuss how best to deliver this exciting project.
As the project is developed, we will be providing regular updates for residents and businesses in Ramsey.