Background
Background

Townscape Heritage Initiative

Keywords

Regeneration

  1. Conservation area management plan

    This document is part of the Whitehaven Town Centre Heritage and Design Series. This series has prepared on behalf of Copeland Borough Council to ensure that all development proposals in, or adjacent to, Whitehaven town centre’s conservation areas are well-considered, of high quality and have regard to their historical context. 

  2. Townscape Heritage Initiative

    The Whitehaven Old Town Townscape Heritage Initiative

    Copeland Borough Council has been successful in its bid for nearly £660,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a Townscape Heritage Initiative in the Whitehaven Old Town Conservation Area.  Along with £395,000 funding from Britains Energy Coast (Using Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funding), £50,000 from Cumbria County Council and £250,000 capital funding from the Council itself, over £1.3m is available to undertake building restoration work and heritage skills training.

  3. Site development guide YMCA

    This document is part of the Whitehaven Town Centre Heritage and Design Series. This series has prepared on behalf of Copeland Borough Council to ensure that all development proposals in, or adjacent to, Whitehaven town centre’s conservation areas are well-considered, of high quality and have regard to their historical context.

  4. Applying

    The size of the fund will not allow the THI to tackle all of the possible building projects in the area. Therefore a process of prioritisation has taken place to identify the optimum mix of buildings and works which will best help achieve the success of the THI. The capital projects to be targeted are a confident yet realistic set of projects which will enhance some of the most needy buildings and spaces in the THI area.

  5. Conservation area development guide

    This document is part of the Whitehaven Town Centre Heritage and Design Series. This series has prepared on behalf of Copeland Borough Council to ensure that all development proposals in, or adjacent to, Whitehaven town centre’s conservation areas are well-considered, of high quality and have regard to their historical context.

  6. Our projects

     

    44-45 Irish Street

    Together Impact Housing Association and Howgill Family Centre have formed the Whitehaven Foyer Company and plan to transform the old YMCA building on Irish Street. 

  7. Shop front design guide

    Whitehaven shop front design guide.

  8. Meet the team

    The Stakeholder Partnership

    The Initiative is being overseen by a Stakeholder Partnership consisting of the following members:

    • Kerry Maxwell O.B.E (Chair), Whitehaven Community Trust 
    • Cllr Eileen Wier (Vice Chair), Cumbria County Council & Whitehaven Locality Partnership
    • Cllr Mike McVeigh, Copeland Borough Councils Heritage Champion
    • Christine Minnory, Whitehaven Heritage Action Group & Chamber of Trade
    • Celia McKenzie, Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners
    • Cllr Anne Bradshaw, Copeland Disability Forum
    • Cllr John Kane, Whitehaven Town Council
  9. Indicative public realm scheme

    Indicative public realm scheme

  10. THI Events

    The success of the THI will depend in part on investing in people’s confidence and community pride. The THI will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of the area’s heritage, and the benefits of conservation-led regeneration. We intend to organise activities and events that the community can take part in to learn more about and enjoy their local heritage, and how to care for it.

     

  11. Foyer elevation

    Whitehaven foyer elevation plans

  12. Foyer floorplan

    Whitehaven foyer floorplan

  13. THI project boundary

    THI project plan boundary.

  14. Newsletter 1

    Newsletter 1

  15. Newsletter 2

    Newsletter 2

  16. Understanding traditional buidlings

    Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative is running a free event on understanding traditionally constructed buildings.

  17. Love It Or Lose It

    Planning guidance for people living in conservation areas, older properties, or listed buildings. Tips on how to conserve and protect your building, and planning guidance to help you decide what changes are appropriate.

  18. Beacon Heritage Open Day walks

    The Beacon Museum is offering free walks around Whitehaven revealing the town's amazing industrial past.

  19. Lime plastering course at Muncaster

    Lime plastering course at Muncaster

  20. THI guidance notes

    To discuss any aspect of the grant process and for guidance and advice, please contact the THI
    Officer, Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria.
    CA28 7SJ Email: jane.taylor@copeland.gov.uk Tel: 01946 598351

  21. Newsletter 3

    Newsletter 3

  22. THI grant application form

    You can use this form to apply for a grant from the Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative.  Please ensure all the relevant sections are completed as accurately as possible before signing the declaration and returning the form to the address below.  Please enter N/A if a question does not apply.  Please attach two copies of: drawings of the works, photos of relevant parts of the property, the project specification, schedule of works and schedule of itemised costs, the tenders for completing the works and the development appraisal.

  23. Lime rendering taster day

    This gallery holds pictures of the recent THI event on the 16th of May 2015.

     

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