Levelling Up Fund bid: Halewood Connectivity and Leisure Improvements

The Government has confirmed that Knowsley Council has been awarded £15.3 million from Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund for major improvements in Halewood.

The funding proposal, submitted by the Council and now approved by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, includes an expansion of the local district centre, improvements to greenspace and leisure facilities, as well as funding improvements to walking and cycling connectivity throughout the town and to employment areas.

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Knowsley submitted three Levelling Up bids as part of Round 2 funding – this includes the successful bid for Halewood but also two unsuccessful bids for Huyton (£20m) and Prescot (£8m).

Knowsley’s bid for Halewood was focussed on providing additional facilities and infrastructure to support existing and new residents of the town. The plans include an improved retail and leisure offer to meet demand.

The council conducted a consultation in Halewood just prior to Christmas and will now continue its work to develop and finalise its exciting plans for the town.

Halewood

Halewood is currently undergoing major growth with over 1,300 new homes being constructed in the East of Halewood. The Council’s bid for Halewood includes significant improvements to and expansion of the local district centre, greenspace and leisure facilities, as well as improved walking and cycling connectivity throughout the town and employment areas. This will support the existing and new residents and will provide a retail and leisure offer to meet demand. The improvements will address significant health inequalities, tackle the Climate Emergency and address access issues to employment.