Issue details

Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail - Funding

Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership are drawing down approved funding for interventions along the route of the historic Lancaster Canal (within the South Lakeland boundary). These interventions will include signage, seating and surface improvements, as well as branding implementation and production of marketing assets. As part of the former SLDC Growth Bid process, £120k capital funding was set aside for the LCRP to draw down when plans had advanced to a delivery stage, in a bid to support the delivery of the Towpath Trail. As the scope of the original proposal has evolved, a new decision is needed to approve the updated interventions, which originally focused on only Kendal-Natland. The new proposal seeks interventions along the entire route of the towpath within the South Lakes boundary between Kendal and south of Burton-in-Kendal. Match funding will be sought from partners and external funders to maximise the outputs of this funding.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £100,000 AND affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/08/2022

Decision due: Not before 31 Aug 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Director of Customer and Commercial Services

Contact: Ruth Leahy, Project Officer, Economic Development.