Levelling Up Fund
Our Levelling-Up Fund bid releases the economic potential of the Lincolnshire Wolds by delivering a series of sustainable place based proposals focussed on Alford, Spilsby, Louth and Horncastle via the establishment of two landmark routes covering over 100 kilometres for cycling and walking, connecting the area into the National Cycling Network and significantly enhancing access to the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The proposed investments support an 'economic opportunity zone' of over 50,000 people, connecting our towns through two new green corridors and improving access to their cultural, leisure and retail assets.
The creation of the Connected Wolds (Danelaw) and Connected Coast routes sits at the heart of our proposals.
They will support the regeneration of Alfordthrough a series of investments in its heritage infrastructure: creating a new Millwright visitor experience and enhancing the destination assets of the Manor House, the asset transfer and restoration of Alford Windmill and its visitor café and holiday accommodation, and upgrading the facilities and commercial functionality of the market place.
A new theatre and cultural hub will be created in Spilsby at the former Sessions House along with investments in the economic viability of the market place.
Further investments are planned in Louth and Horncastle to upgrade the facilities in their market squares. Louth will also be the base for a new social enterprise located in a refurbished landmark building in the town centre, providing outreach hubs in the other three market towns encouraging and facilitating cycling and wider countryside access into the new routes and their supporting towns.