Funding Boost for Waterside Scheme

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have given the green light for a regeneration project at the Chesterfield Waterside. The amount of money that will be used for the project is almost £2.5m.

The money comes from the LEP’s Growing Places Fund and will transform the town centre waterside site, thus creating a mixed-use scheme for local busineses and local residents.

Councillor John Burrows, who is placed in charge of regeneration in the area had this to say: “Hot on the heels of Markham Vale’s inclusion within the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone, we now have more good news for Chesterfield’s economy.

“This allocation of £2.4m will help unlock delivery of the Chesterfield Waterside development through providing the necessary investment to complete the canal link and improve traffic access to the site.”

Also talking of behalf of the LEP, the chairman, James Newman added: “The project will give Chesterfield back its waterside environment by restoring and building a navigable waterway through the 25 hectare site to a new canal basin which will be the heart of the development.

“The scheme will incorporate restaurants, offices, shops, hotels, bars, apartments and houses.”