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Heritage Action Zones - Coalville and Kegworth

North West Leicestershire District Council is hoping to put in ‘expressions of interest’ for funding for ‘High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ for Coalville and Kegworth. 

This is a one-off opportunity for us to apply to Historic England for up to £2 million to help support the sympathetic repair of historic buildings and public realm in Coalville and Kegworth. If we were successful, the projects would start in April 2020 and run for four years. 

The work that could be funded includes the repair of historic buildings, the reinstatement of architectural features, work to help bring key vacant buildings back into use and improvements to the public realm. Our bids will also include activities to help the community engage with the historic centre and buildings, including heritage skills and training for local people. All of which are intended to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the buildings and improve the appearance of the areas.

We believe that this scheme would substantially enhance North West Leicestershire District Council’s plans for the regeneration of Coalville and Kegworth.

Public and Stakeholder surveys

We are asking the wider community for their views on our expressions of interest and the sort of activities they would like to see in Coalville, and in Kegworth, as a result of our Heritage Action Zone bids if we were successful. We would welcome your views and you can respond to our survey by Friday 5th July by clicking on the links below.

Coalville Public and Stakeholder survey:

Kegworth Public and Stakeholder survey:

Owner and tenants surveys (only for properties with the Heritage Action Zones)

Our expressions of interest need to show that owners and tenants in the area are potentially interested in grants for non-residential properties and support the idea and aims of a Heritage Action Zone, so we would be grateful if you could answer the applicable survey(s) listed below by Friday 5th July.

Coalville Property owner and tenants survey:

Kegworth Property owner and tenants survey:

Leicestershire Market Towns Study

In November 2015 the North West Leicestershire District Council, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterpirse Partnership (LLEP), Leicester County Council and the other 6 Leicestershire District Councils jointly commissioned a piece of work to investigate the role that Leicestershire’s market towns play within the sub-regional economy.

The final report can be downloaded from the LLEP website below.

Leicestershire Market Towns Study.

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