Burnley Borough Council have been successful in securing £1.4 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a historic buildings project within the Padiham town centre conservation area. The Padiham TH (Townscape Heritage) scheme is a five year programme to support the growth and development of the town centre through three key areas:
- Repair and restoration works to buildings – this will involve grant aided works available to property owners within the TH boundary at a fixed percentage to cover the costs of external repair and restoration works to retain the historic nature of the area.
- Public realm scheme – to undertake environmental improvements within the TH area, including de-cluttering of redundant street furniture/signage, introduction of traffic calming measures, new pavement surfaces and public art.
- Wider activity programme – working with local partners, the Padiham TH will deliver a borough wide programme of community engagement events and heritage skills training activities to run throughout the lifetime of the project.
Aspirational image provided by Buttress Architects