Five towns in Yorkshire will be awarded a share of £1bn to help regenerate their “ailing” high streets

Barnsley, Elland, Northallerton, Scarborough and Doncaster’s Waterdale area have all been named among an extra 50 towns and cities across the country that have been chosen to benefit from the Government’s High Streets Fund.

Aimed at revitalising struggling high streets, the funding can be used for schemes that improve transport links, convert empty shops into new homes and offices, or deliver other benefits.

Each area will receive up to £150,000 to support the development of detailed project proposals that can be submitted to the Government for capital funding.

Yorkshire Post