New fund to help re­store old build­ings

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

A FUND­ING scheme to res­ur­rect ar­chi­tec­tural gems through­out South Hol­land has been hailed a suc­cess.

Four­teen shops and pubs in Hol­beach, Long Sut­ton, Crow­land and Spald­ing are in line for a cash in­jec­tion to help re­store them to their former glory.

Such has been the de­mand that South Hol­land District Coun­cil, which man­ages the Part­ner­ship Schemes in Con­ser­va­tion Ar­eas (PSICA) on be­half of English Her­itage, has been faced with turn­ing down new ap­pli­ca­tions.

Coun­cil­lor Roger Gambba-jones, the coun­cil’s port­fo­lio holder for con­ser­va­tion, said: “This has been a very suc­cess­ful scheme for South Hol­land and Lin­colnshire in gen­eral. We have been pleased with the work that has al­ready been com­pleted and the pos­i­tive im­pact that this has had on our town cen­tres.

“We are now tak­ing for­ward the large num­ber of en­quires that we have re­ceived and car­ry­ing out the work that is in­volved with these. Un­for­tu­nately we are at the stage where we are un­able to ac­cept any more ap­pli­ca­tions.”

Since 2007, more than £600,000 has been spent on im­prov­ing com­mer­cial prop­er­ties un­der the scheme which is run by South Hol­land in part­ner­ship with English Her­itage.

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