Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone
The Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone will generate significant community engagement and celebrate Dunstable's rich history and heritage.
It will lead to an improvement in local aesthetics, an increase in footfall to the area, a more stable business environment, reduced vacancy rates and the removal of Priory House from the Heritage at Risk Register plus the securing of a Green Heritage Flag for Priory Gardens.
The Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone is focussed on Middle Row and the north end of High Street South within the Dunstable Town Centre Conservation Area. It contains 11 listed buildings including the 18th century Grade II* listed Priory House and Gardens which is on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register and the nationally important buried remains of the 12th century Priory which are protected as a scheduled monument.
The main objective is to bring a sense of pride and vitality back into the neglected historic core of Dunstable's High Street. Historic buildings within the area are considered to be at risk of falling into disrepair within the next 5 years if left with no physical intervention. The local community sees Middle Row as the oldest part of the high street and conservation area but also believe the area to be the most neglected and most in need of investment.
How the Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone will help
The Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone will bring life and a sense of pride back into the neglected historical core of Dunstable's High Street, primarily High Street South and Middle Row through interventions, community engagement and cultural programming.
Working in partnership with
- Dunstable Town Council