external structural repairs
The former Royal Oak public house in Belper
The recognition of the importance of the Derwent Valley Mills by inscription as a World Heritage Site presents a major opportunity for developing visitor-led regeneration. For the communities to benefit from investment from visitors, it needs to be maintained as an attractive historic environment.
Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA)
Owners of buildings within the World Heritage Site may be eligible for grants towards external structural repairs, reinstatement of lost external architectural detail and bringing vacant floorspace into use. At present there are two area grant schemes operating in the World Heritage Site. A Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA) grant scheme is operating in Cromford, Belper and Milford. Find out more about how to apply and to see some of the work already carried out below.
Historic England Grants
Historic England (formerly English Heritage) also operates grant schemes for historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes. More information on these grant schemes is available at:
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Townscape Heritage Initiative
The Belper and Milford Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) was a Market Town Regeneration Initiative which targeted key buildings and areas within Belper Town Centre and the adjoining settlement of Milford.
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