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Regeneration: Coastal Areas

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has provided for the regeneration of seaside towns in each of the last three years; and what plans there are for such funding in the next funding round. (267580)

My Department’s contribution to the Government’s work in support of the regeneration of seaside towns is through the £45 million (£15 million per annum over the next three years) Sea Change Programme. This has only been in place since 1 April 2008, but £29.3 million has been made available for regeneration of seaside towns through this initiative since then as set out in the table:

Financial year

Grant allocated (£)





Total allocated to date


It is too early to announce plans for public expenditure beyond 2011.