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Your high street has always been an amazing and unique place. Together, let’s share ideas of how to protect it for future generations.
High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) is a Historic England initiative intended to “Breathe new life into our town centres by revitalising buildings and helping to regenerate a vibrant place for locals, businesses and visitors”.
Kettering Borough Council (KBC) funded by Historic England (HE) is working with local people, through joint-working, grant funding and sharing skills to help restore historic buildings and put them back into use, improve the conservation area to kick-start regeneration and to recognise ‘unsung’ places for their unique character and heritage.
The HSHAZ area is the Kettering town centre conservation area which has several listed buildings of national importance. There are also many non-listed historic buildings of high quality, many of which were designed by local architect John Alfred Gotch. See map
In April 2020 KBC was awarded £1.48 m of funding from Historic England towards a High Street Heritage Action Zone, one of 68 in the country. The total fund of £3.9m including funds from KBC will go towards a number of projects including:
- Shopfront/frontage Grants
- Grants for Conversion of historic buildings
- Grants for Repair of historic buildings
- Street Scene improvements
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