Chelmsford City Council has announced the approval of over £10 million to support the delivery of infrastructure.
The authority allocated the funds to a range of projects using funding secured via development that is taking place in the City.
The funding is being directed to a range of infrastructure projects including sports facilities, parks and open spaces, flood protection, health care, public realm and highway improvements and affordable housing.
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre is to receive £2.445 million towards supporting construction of the new leisure facility. The funding included £745,000 for public realm and cycle way improvements to enhance the riverside including boardwalk and balustrade lighting to improve security, trees, riverbank works, paving and a cycle shelter and hoops. This will see the riverside walk transformed from its access at Victoria Road up to the Prezzo and Loch Fyne where it links to Bond Street.
Other projects receiving funding include further public realm enhancements in the City Centre, enhancements to GP surgeries, 58 projects to enhance the City’s parks and open spaces, flood protection, local highway schemes and the new Family Hub in the Central Library.