Hot on the heels of last weeks’ news that the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier has been granted official government permission via a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to construct and operate the barrier – is the further news that the project is in line to be the first recipient from Bridgwater’s £23 million funding via Bridgwater Town Deal.
After consulting with various official groups and Boards, Sedgemoor District Council, as the accountable body for Bridgwater Town Board, has agreed to submit the business case to Government and, if agreed, this will see an additional £2.1m local funding towards the construction costs of the barrier.
Bridgwater was one of 101 towns asked by the Government to come up with plans for sustainable regeneration over the next 30 years. The proposals submitted have been overseen by the Bridgwater Town Deal Board comprising representatives from all tiers of local government together with community and business partners; all committed ambassadors of Bridgwater and its economic potential.
Other projects approved by the Bridgwater Town Board are
- Dunball Junction
- Walking and Cycling Links
- Bridgwater Arts Centre
- Bridgwater Town Hall Theatre
- Engine Room 2.0
- Bridgwater Step-Up
- Town Wardens
- Celebration Mile
- Bridgwater Docks Regeneration
- Bridgwater Carnival