Leominster High Street Heritage Action Zone Scheme
Leominster town centre will benefit from the multi-million pound High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Fund, which seeks to breathe new life into high streets that are rich in heritage and potential.
Leominster is one of a number of high streets in England to receive a share of the £95 million government fund for heritage regeneration projects, led by Historic England working with local councils and the community.
Until March 2024, Herefordshire Council and Leominster Town Council will be working in partnership with residents, businesses and community groups to deliver a range of projects, agreed with Historic England, that aim to renew and rejuvenate Leominster's High Street and conservation area.
More about the Leominster HSHAZ
The projects included in the Leominster HSHAZ Scheme were identified through public consultation and discussion with Historic England. They include:
- Improvements to public spaces, with a focus on Corn Square
- A grants programme to restore key historic buildings/shopfronts and bring under-utilised buildings back into use
- The introduction of Wi-Fi and footfall counters in the town centre
- A web-based heritage app for promotion of Leominster's history, tourism and retail offerings
- A review of listed building records and a conservation area appraisal, to help to protect Leominster's architecture and ensure that new developments are in keeping with Leominster's unique townscape
The grant scheme has now closed for expressions of interest. Thank you to everyone who has applied. We are delighted that so many people wanted to get involved in helping Leominster preserve its historical townscape and rebuilding its vibrancy.
Improvements to public spaces
In the summer of 2022 we held a variety of public consultation events. The information from these is now helping to inform how we improve the streetscapes in the centre of Leominster. Read what you said in Leominster High Street improvements - "You said, we listened" or view the full results of the survey in the Leominster High Street HAZ consultation report.
You can discover more about Leominster’s history, buildings, art and people at Leominster Heart & Heritage. For further information on projects in the Leominster HSHAZ Scheme, please email LeominsterHSHAZ@herefordshire.gov.uk