Last edited 30 Jul 2018

Heritage Action Zone

Heritage Action Zones are Historic England initiatives intended to ‘…unleash the power in England's historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities.’

Historic England work with local people and partners (including local authorities) through joint-working, grant funding and sharing skills to help:

Heritage Action Zones need to meet the following criteria:

  • They should be delivered through a partnership that could consist of public, private and third sector organisations.
  • They should include at least one local authority partner.
  • They should deliver opportunities for sustainable long term growth in historic places.
  • They must be based around local heritage assets, either designated or undesignated.
  • They should be capable of delivery within three to five years .

Services Historic England can provide include:

Ten Heritage Action Zones were announced in March 2017, in; Appleby, Coventry, Elsecar, Hull, King's Lynn, Nottingham, Ramsgate, Sunderland, Sutton and Weston-super-Mare.

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