Revitalising your High Street

68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

£95 million will unlock the potential of 68 high streets

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

48% of the nation's retail stock was built before 1919

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Empty historic buildings risk the character, identity and viability of the high street

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Disused and dilapidated buildings will be transformed and restored

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Cultural activities will engage communities with their high streets

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Find out more about High Streets Heritage Action Zones

From Plymouth to Hexham, 68 historic high streets across England have been offered £95 million government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects will now progress to the next stage of development and the partners will work with us to develop plans to revive their high streets.

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

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Liverpool Lawn was planned as a gently curving crescent to exploit sea views from its site, which is set back from the seafront © Historic England DP251331