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Mid Devon District Council has secured funding from Historic England to help regenerate Cullompton Town Centre through the High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme.Historic England High Street logo

The programme is a national project aiming to unlock the potential of high streets across England, fuelling economic, social and cultural recovery, with 68 high streets offered funding. Cullompton is one of only 10 successful High Streets in the South West region.

With a grant of up to £1.1m from Historic England and matched with support from Mid Devon District Council, Devon County Council, and Cullompton Town Council, the project will see a programme of improvement works to reinvigorate the town centre and attract investment.

The scheme will run until March 2024.

The Cullompton HAZ:

We want to make Cullompton Town Centre a more desirable place for businesses, visitors, investors and local people, by:

    • Encouraging new and sustainable cultural activity in the high street areas;
    • Helping improve perceptions of the high street and its heritage;
    • Restoring and enhancing the local character of the high street area.

A package of projects will be delivered, including:

Under the Heritage Action Zone, building owners and tenants can apply for grants for structural and historic reinstatement work covering properties in the Fore Street area of Cullompton and located within the Conservation Area. Please refer to the accompanying map showing the Core Heritage Grant area.

The Council has introduced an ‘early-bird’ approach to encourage early applications. In the first year of the scheme applicants could benefit from grant contributions of up to 70% of the cost of the works. In subsequent years the contribution available will be reduced.

Details of the grant scheme and eligibility criteria can be found in the Structural and Historic Grant Scheme Guidance.

For an initial discussion or if you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Cullompton HAZ Project Officer: CullomptonHAZ@middevon.gov.uk

In order to apply applicants will need to submit an Expression of Interest setting out the details of their project using this form. We encourage applicants to get in touch before submitting their form.

Once completed this form should be sent by email to: CullomptonHAZ@middevon.gov.uk or posted to:

Cullompton HAZ, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP

Applications are now open for the Cullompton Shopfront Improvement Grants Scheme.

Grants are available for up to 50% of the cost of the works of shopfront improvement projects covering premises within the Cullompton High Street Heritage Action Zone, and within the Cullompton Conservation Area. Please refer to the accompanying map showing the eligible area.

Details of the grant scheme and eligibility criteria can be found in the Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme Guidance.

For an initial discussion or if you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Cullompton HAZ Project Officer: CullomptonHAZ@middevon.gov.uk

In order to apply applicants will need to submit an Application Form setting out the details of their project. We encourage applicants to get in touch before submitting their form.

Once completed this form should be sent by email to: CullomptonHAZ@middevon.gov.uk or posted to:

Cullompton HAZ, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP

What is the Cullompton town centre public realm enhancement project about?

The District Council is seeking your views on the Higher Bullring and the Fore Street area of Cullompton to understand more about the town centre area.

The first phase of the project, delivered as part of the High Street HAZ, will focus on the Higher Bullring area. The Higher Bullring area of Cullompton provides an important focal point to the town centre. This project, delivered in partnership with Devon County Council, will seek to enhance the heritage setting of the Higher Bullring while providing an extended community space for community events and cultural activities.

When will the consultation take place?

A public consultation will be held between 28 June and 13 August 2021.

Can I talk to an officer from the Council?

Our Cullompton High Street HAZ Officer, Chris Scobie, will be available via email at cullomptonHAZ@middevon.gov.uk or to call on 07977 929073 to answer your questions.

How can I view the consultation material?

To view the consultation materials, click the document links below:

How can I comment?

Comments can be submitted via our online survey.

Comments can be added directly on to our interactive map.

Paper copies of a Question Summary Sheet (to assist those wishing to comment) will be available from the Hayridge Centre from 28 June 2021 during normal working hours.

Written responses may delivered to:

Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan Public Consultation
The Hayridge Centre
1 Exeter Hill
Cullompton
EX15 1DJ

Or delivered / posted to:

Cullompton Public Consultation
Forward Planning
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Tiverton
EX16 6PP

Or emailed to:

fplan@middevon.gov.uk

 

A key element of the Cullompton HAZ programme is to design and deliver an extended programme of cultural events and activities to enhance the social and cultural life of Cullompton town centre. The programme will aim to leave a positive legacy of culture in the town, building on its rich heritage.

A Cultural Consortium has been set up, consisting of local organisations already central to the current cultural offering within Cullompton. The programme of activities will focus on involving all parts of the local community, with extensive opportunities for community engagement and participation.

The Cultural Consortium will be responsible for developing and delivering the Cultural Programme over the next 3 years.

More information will be available in early 2021.

In order to support the ongoing preservation and enhancement of Cullompton’s built environment heritage, and to support the Grants Scheme and the Higher Bullring Enhancement works, the adopted Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAMP) is being updated.

In addition, a Mid Devon Shopfront Design Guide is under preparation, which will set out guidance relating to the design of good quality and attractive shopfronts.

The consultation on the updated CAMP is now open – find out more here: Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

The Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan process is an integral part of the HAZ programme of work, providing a vehicle for engagement with the whole community over the future use and shape of Cullompton town centre.

The consultation on the updated draft Town Centre Masterplan is now open.

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