Committee for Regenerating Seaside Towns

04 Apr

The House of Lord Committee for Regenerating Seaside Towns has today published their findings in a report which can be found here.

The Committee, which was appointed in May 2018, heard oral evidence from a number of different sources throughout the year and visited Seaside towns including Newquay, Skegness, Blackpool and Clacton-on-Sea during the process.

The report includes a number of recommendations which the Government will now consider and respond to.

The recommendations include:

  • Further research into the potential impact of cutting VAT on tourism-related activities.
  • that the Government should promote initiatives to support digital connectivity in coastal communities specifically, and undertake a full programme of engagement with local authorities, LEPs and businesses in remote coastal communities to help to understand better the challenges to improved digital connectivity in coastal areas.
  • The Department for Transport, informed by the advice of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to prioritises improvements to the coastal transport network when it takes decisions on planning and investment. 
Law correct at the date of publication.
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