Consultation on The Scarborough Bridge Business Case.

The LEP has now received the Local Growth Fund business case for the proposed footfall upgrade and replacement of Scarborough Bridge from City of York Council.

The business case is now open for comments and observation until 06th September 2017.

This business case supports the request for approval of a £1.5m contribution from the YNYER LEP Local Growth Fund to the overall £4.87m scheme. The bridge upgrade was identified as a key element in the overall York Central bid to the third round of the Local Growth Fund in 2016 in recognition of the critical importance of sustainable access to the success of the development. The proposed spend using the Growth Fund allocation would be predominately in 2018/19.

You can find the full business case and supporting documents linked below, with the details of who to contact regarding your observations.


You can send us your comments by the following means

By email to: [email protected]

By mail to: The Lodge, 2 Racecourse Lane, Northallerton, DL7 BAH

Local Growth Funding

Our latest Local Growth Deal published in July 2016 is available for you to read.

Local Growth Funding is delivered through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Growth Deal. This is a deal with Government to support key capital investments that deliver jobs and growth. Our Growth Deal is currently valued at £145.9m to be delivered between 2015 and 2021.

Bioeconomy Growth Fund

As part of our Local Growth Fund, funding of up to £10m was made available from our Bioeconomy Growth Fund to grow our area’s businesses.

The Bioeconomy Growth Fund was made available to the sector which provides a low carbon, renewable alternative to our fossil fuel based economy.

Applications for the first round of funding opened on Thursday 08 September and closed October 8th.

The second round of our Bioeconomy Growth Fund opened in December 2016 and is now closed. You can read more about what it involved and eligibility here.

The deadline for expressions of interest of the second round was 5th Jan and full application submission was on the 20th Feb 2017.