What is Transforming Cities?
As part of the 2020 Budget, the Chancellor announced the outcome of the Industrial Strategy’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF). The joint bid submitted in November 2019 by Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council for Southampton and Hampshire was awarded £57m of Government funding towards the total £68.5m project and covers the three years to March 2023. The remainder of the funding is coming from local match contributions with the Council and its partners.
This will enable Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council to deliver joint plans for sustainable and active travel in Southampton and Hampshire in a targeted way. This is a significant level of capital transport funding that will have a transformative impact on people’s journeys by bus, walking and cycling.
This programme will shape the future of Southampton and Hampshire. It will improve how people will be able to move in and around the city with an investment of nearly £70m, with £57m funded by Department for Transport. The programme will make it easier to walk, cycle and travel by bus. Our dedicated team will be supporting the programme and the implementation of the TCF schemes.
You can read our archive of TCF programme updates by following the links below:
Click on the tiles below to stay up to date with how all of our current Transforming Cities schemes are progressing.