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Piers

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of seaside piers are publicly owned; and how many have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded funding from the National Lottery. (155649)

There are currently 55 piers still standing, 16 of which are owned by local authorities (LAs).

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has received 12 applications for seaside piers, six for piers which are owned by LAs. HLF has granted funding for three of those owned by local authorities.

The breakdown of the awards for the three LA owned seaside piers is set out in the table:

Name

Grantee

Number of projects

Value of awards (£)

Penarth Pier

Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd./Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council

2

1,151,000

Saltburn by the Sea Pier

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

1

1,208,000

Southport Pier

Southport Pier Trust Company Ltd./Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

2

1,734,000