March Future High Streets Fund
Welcome to the March Future High Streets Fund programme information webpages
March has secured £8.4million for a once-in-a-lifetime regeneration of the town centre.
The investment comes from a range of sources, including £6.4million from the Government's Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) and £2million from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA).
March represents one of 72 chosen towns across England to be awarded a FHSF grant following a successful bid by Fenland District Council in 2019.
The programme is part of Government's Levelling Up Agenda for town centres across the UK.
The bid submitted by Fenland District Council highlighted Broad Street, the Riverside and Market Place as areas in need of transformational change to meet the needs of future generations and the way that town centres will be used in the future. The bid focus was informed by community consultation as part of a Growing Fenland report on March in 2019 and the High Street and March Area Transport Study consultations in 2020:
- A dramatic intervention to transform Broad Street into a multi-use space, reducing standing traffic
- Opening up the Riverside areas to improve visibility and access to the river for all
- Redeveloping the Market Place for future use