Exmouth Levelling Up Fund bid: 'We await the government's decision' - Simon Jupp MP

  Posted: 15.10.21 at 09:57 by Will Goddard

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Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, has said that we are currently awaiting the government's decision as to whether the recent Levelling Up Fund bid has been successful.

He said: "The multi-million-pound bid for the Dinan Way extension and improvements around Exmouth train station has been submitted to the government’s Levelling Up Fund by Devon County Council and backed by East Devon District Council.

"The Dinan Way extension has planning permission and the purpose of the bid was to secure the funding it needs to be constructed. We await the government’s decision over whether the bid has been successful."

His comments come after the bid was called into question in a Nub News column here.

What could the bid mean for Exmouth?

The Levelling Up Fund is a government scheme to help towns 'level up' or upgrade their existing infrastructure and transport.

Earlier this year Devon County Council's cabinet agreed to give approval for the council to work with relevant district councils to submit bids for the government funding.

If funds are secured, Exmouth could see Dinan Way connected with the A376 - helpful for drivers who currently have to use residential roads to reach Liverton Business Park - and other infrastructure improvements.


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