Proposal for Heritage Lottery Townscape Heritage Scheme for Wrexham Town Centre
Decision maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is subject to call in?: No
(i) That the implementation of a programme of heritage-led regeneration activity through the Townscape Heritage Scheme, in support of a prosperous and thriving Town Centre, be agreed.
(ii) That the Chief Officer Housing & Economy, in consultation with Lead Member for Economy – Economic Development & Regeneration, be authorised to submit a Stage Two application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for funding for a Townscape Heritage Scheme for which the Council will be the lead applicant and grant recipient.
(iii) That these matters be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.
Reasons for decisions
(i) To secure £1.52 million grant funding to enable the delivery of a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes, through heritage-led regeneration activity in the Town Centre;
(ii) To provide the opportunity to deliver a pioneering Traditional Buildings Skills programme that will create opportunities for education, training and upskilling that can enable contractors to secure work in the heritage construction sector; and
(iii) To enable the submission of a Stage Two Funding Bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund on 24May 2019.
Publication date: 15/05/2019
Date of decision: 14/05/2019
Decided at meeting: 14/05/2019 - Executive Board