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Heritage Action Zones

Find out how we can help you to unlock the economic potential of a historic site in your area with our new Heritage Action Zones scheme.
  • The pier at Margate

    Breathe New Life Into an Old Place - Make It a Heritage Action Zone

    This initiative harnesses our extensive and wide-ranging expertise to help breathe new life into unloved places and achieve sustainable growth.

  • Exterior Appleby Castle


    Restoring and reviving Appleby as a tourist attraction, benefitting the local economy and the people who live and work there.

  • Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland

    Bishop Auckland Heritage Action Zone

    Revitalising the historic market town and helping to regenerate it as a vibrant place for locals, businesses and visitors.

  • Both old and new cathedrals in Coventry as seen from University Square


    Transforming Coventry through heritage.

  • Photo shows a curving road withthree and four-storey georgian buildings.

    Dewsbury Living Market Town Heritage Action Zone

    Driving regeneration of the town centre to bring it back into use as housing, community or commercial spaces.

  • A couple with a toddler walking aloingside a steam engine


    People living and working in the village and neighbouring communities have much to gain from Elsecar's rich heritage and proud story.

  • Photo shows a yellow skip on a pavememnt and historic buildings in the background revealing Grimsby's fishing heritage

    Greater Grimsby Heritage Action Zone

    Conserve Grimsby's fishing heritage.

  • General view of the Spurn Lightship with Holy Trinity beyond

    Hull Old Town

    Bringing the Old Town back to life by working with residents and businesses to develop a vision for the area as a place to live, work and visit.

  • Nelson Street, King’s Lynn

    King's Lynn

    How new development which works with historic Lynn can reinforce the economic, social and environmental vitality of this modern medieval town.

  • Photo shows a black and white aerial photo of residential, religious and industrial buiildings

    North Lowestoft Heritage Quarter Heritage Action Zone

    Provide support, training, advice and grant funding to bring historic buildings back into use as housing or retail spaces.

  • People sitting in the Old Market Square


    The Heart of Nottingham Heritage Action Zone will reveal the city's history and in turn secure its future conservation.

  • View of Ramsgate harbour


    Achieve economic growth by using the historic environment as a catalyst.

  • Looking up Drake Street in 2018

    Rochdale Town Centre

    Transform a failing, retail dominated street into a vibrant area of mixed-use development that acknowledges and celebrates heritage.

  • Skerne Bridge, Stockton Darlington Railway

    Stockton & Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone

    Help rejuvenate and restore the 26 mile stretch of historic railway, and realise its potential to become a major heritage attraction.

  • Black and white photo shows railway tracks in front of kiln chimneys

    Stoke-on-Trent Ceramic Heritage Action Zone

    Regenerating Longton High Street, enhancing the local housing offer and protecting surviving bottle kilns throughout the city.

  • Hutchinson's Building


    Sunderland's 'Historic High Streets' Heritage Action Zone aims to bring Sunderland's high street heritage back to life.

  • Aerial view of Sutton High Street


    Helping Sutton face the challenges presented by growth whilst ensuring the character of the town centre is not lost.

  • Photo shows the corner of Walworth Town Hall

    Walworth, London Heritage Action Zone

    Championing Walworth in the face of development pressure.

  • Aerial view of Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare


    The Great Weston Heritage Action Zone will help the town's heritage play a part in its regeneration.