THE SCHEME to make Lydney Harbour a destination venue could take another big step forward on Friday.
The Government has injected £2.1 million worth of investment to turn the eyesore into a gleaming tourist area.
That money can via the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund back in September.
Now Gloucestershire County Counci’s Cabinet are being asked to approve a £1.5m funding agreement with the Forest of Dean District Council to improve the roads around the docks and harbour area.
The Cabinet are expected to discuss whether to give the agreement the go-ahead on Friday.
The highways improvements are part of a bigger scheme by the Lydney Coastal Community Team to increase the tourism and recreational potential of Lydney Harbour.
The ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ project is also estimated to be likely to creatge 270 jobs at the venue.
If approved, the highways improvement project undertaken by Gloucestershire County Council will include: the resurfacing of Harbour Road and creating a new footway with improved lighting, additional parking at Cookson Terrace and Railway Terrace to free up space on Harbour Road, and creating a shared space cycle track for cyclist and pedestrians.
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