The government has accepted in full Central Bedfordshire Council’s bid for the money from its Housing Infrastructure Fund.
The money will fund council plans to encourage the public to spend more time in Dunstable High Street by making it safer and more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists. It also aims to improve Middle Row, Market Square and Queensway.
The funding will also help to bring 400 homes to the area, including on brownfield sites and flats above existing shops.
Cllr Nigel Young pictured, executive member for regeneration and business, said: “We want to give Dunstable back the feel of a market town which caters to the needs of both locals and visitors. This new money will allow us to progress these improvements, as well as other real opportunities for our town.
“We have been talking to local people about the changes they want to see in Dunstable High Street and town centre. We have already made great strides in supporting businesses to create local jobs. This extra money will also help us to unlock more employment sites and it will allow us to bring much-needed affordable housing to the area.”
Read more about the council’s plans for Dunstable town centre at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/Dunstable