New fund to help restore old buildings
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.