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 68 areas 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.

Between now (May 2021) and 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.

The projects

The projects included in the Leominster HSHAZ Scheme were identified through public consultation and discussion with Historic England. They include:

  • Improvements to the public realm, 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

Find out more

There will be many opportunities for local residents, businesses and community groups to help shape and contribute to these projects as they are developed.

For further information on projects in the Leominster HSHAZ Scheme, please contact Rob Ewing at Rob.Ewing@herefordshire.gov.uk