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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.

High street in Oswestry, Shropshire showing a mix of historic buildings

High Streets Heritage Action Zones

Funding to find new ways to champion and revive our historic high streets through the High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme.

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.

A night-time view of restored dockyard area at Gosport.

Gosport’s Heritage Action Zone

Pooling the skills and resources of a number of partners to save Gosport’s military heritage.

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

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.

Aerial view of Swindon's Railway Village

Swindon Heritage Action Zone

An ambitious five year plan to revitalise the town’s unique heritage and unlock its economic potential.

Photo shows the corner of Walworth Town Hall

Walworth 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.