Doncaster is set to see its town centre transformed after agreeing a multi-million pound bid for government funding.
Jane Imrie

Doncaster town centre set for transformation with £21m bid

Doncaster is set to see its town centre transformed after agreeing a multi-million pound bid for government funding.

Mayor Ros Jones and her cabinet have agreed a £21m bid for the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

If successful, the funding will help to complete an overhaul of the area around the Waterdale Shopping Centre and Duke Street, forming part of a wider £49m scheme to revitalise the town.

Cllr Bill Mordue, cabinet member for business, skills and economic development, said: “Doncaster town centre has changed dramatically in the last few years as we look to diversify our offer so it’s less dependent on the traditional retail sector.

“Transformational change in our town centres across Doncaster is at the heart of our ambition moving out of the Covid-19 crisis.

“This is a strong and dynamic bid which addresses an underperforming area. It builds on what we have already achieved and helps take us to a whole new level. We are delivering on our vision for a vibrant and buzzing town centre which will benefit the whole borough.”

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