Funding for Cullompton’s Historic Town Centre

Posted on: 7 October 2016

Following the successful restoration of the Walronds, a Grade I listed building in the centre of Cullompton, Mid Devon District Council has applied for further funding to preserve Cullompton’s historic town centre. The District Council wants to support the economic growth of the town, while conserving its historic centre, and building on its heritage as a catalyst for wider economic regeneration.

Cullompton has a unique heritage linked to the cloth trade, and a number of important historic buildings. The Council has been working with partners to apply for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund under its ‘Heritage Townscape Scheme’. The funding would support businesses and property owners by making grants available to enable them to restore and refurbish the historic fabric of the town. Maintaining historic buildings can be extremely expensive, and providing grants may go a long way to meet the extra costs of keeping these important buildings in a functioning state. If successful, the Lottery funding could provide a substantial investment into the historic infrastructure of the town centre.

Cllr Richard Chesterton, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration, said: “We want to see Cullompton thriving as a town, with a dynamic and attractive town centre, which recognises and builds on its historic roots. Cullompton has such a wonderful heritage, we don’t want to lose it.

The Heritage Lottery will announce whether the bid has been successful in January 2017.

For further information contact:

John Bodley Scott, Economic Development & Regeneration, jbodleyscott@middevon.gov.uk
01884 234363

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