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Tourism: Government to splash-out millions on 'deprived' Dover

Contributed by editor on Apr 04, 2008 - 11:26 AM

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Dover will be thrown a multi-million pound lifeline by the Government to rejuvenate the 'deprived' seaside town.

Up to £4m will be invested in Dover for cultural and heritage projects by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

It is one of three towns - along with Blackpool, Lancashire and Torbay, Devon - to benefit from Sea Change, a new fund for deprived coastal towns.

The three-year Sea Change programme will be splashing out millions to coastal resorts with social and economic deprivation in need of regeneration.

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham said: "Our seaside resorts are much loved and an integral part of English culture.

"But some of them are looking a bit faded and no longer attract as many visitors as they did.

"Many hold hidden treasures and this money provides a much needed boost to the resorts."