Cornwall is to become the first "net zero" area of the UK with new town centre and landscape regeneration funding, after Boris Johnson vowed there will be a lasting "legacy" of this week’s G7 summit. Ministers will allocate over £65 million of the Government’s Town Deal funding pot to Penzance, St Ives and Camborne, which they say will "level up" the area and boost its green credentials. Money will also be spent on a "major land restoration and regeneration programme across 21,000 hectares", which will involve planting trees, restoring peat, improving water quality and recreating scarce habitats.
"As the eyes of the world look to Cornwall this week, not only will they see an area of outstanding beauty, they will witness a region that is innovative, exciting and looking firmly towards a bright future. The exciting projects we have announced today are a fitting legacy for a region playing host to some of the most important diplomatic talks in a generation. As the world builds back better from coronavirus, Cornwall will lead the way."