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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:

A Structural and Historic Reinstatement Works Grants Scheme will be launched in early 2021. This project will support the heritage-led regeneration of the town centre, helping to repair and reuse key buildings in the town centre. Grants will be available to building owners and tenants for structural and historic reinstatement work covering properties in the Fore Street area of Cullompton.

The scheme will open for applications in January 2021. Grant guidance and application documents will be published here then.

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

A new Shopfront Grants Scheme will be launched in early 2021, replacing the previous shopfront scheme that has ran for several years in Cullompton. Grants will be available to shop owners or tenants for shopfront improvement projects covering premises in Cullompton Conservation Area.

The scheme will open for applications in January 2021. Grant guidance and application documents will be published here then.

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

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.

Further details will be published in spring 2021.

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 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.

These will be available for public consultation in spring 2021.

The current Cullompton Conservation Area Appraisal can be found here: https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/planning/conservation/conservation-areas/conservation-area-appraisals/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.

A link to the Cullompton Town Centre Masterplan can be found here:

https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/planning-policy/masterplanning/public-consultation-cullompton-town-centre-masterplan-and-delivery-plan/

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