North East seaside projects win revamp cash

  • 11 February 2013
  • From the section England
Sunderland Air Show at Seaburn beach
Image caption Visitors travel to Seaburn for the annual Sunderland Air Show

Four North East seaside areas are sharing government payouts of up to £2m which are promised to create hundreds of jobs.

Cash from the Coastal Communities Fund will be used for a range of project in Sunderland, North Tyneside, Blyth and Redcar and Cleveland.

Sunderland City Council will get the largest allocation of £2m to aid the revamp of Seaburn seafront.

It is estimated the scheme will result in more than 500 permanent jobs.

In North Tyneside, £1.9m will be used to regenerate under-used facilities on Whitley Bay's promenade.

Redcar and Cleveland Council is to get £580,720 to creating a coastal heritage trail, which aims create up to 195 jobs.

The Port of Blyth receives £500,000 to help redevelop an area of the quayside to establish a maritime heritage visitor centre and community hub.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "This money will help these areas tap into new business opportunities that will create jobs and boost skills that will benefit the whole community."

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