Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered the report presented by the Director – Planning & Growth which provided Members with an update on the Newark High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ).
The report set out the background to the awarding of the fund to the Council which totalled £550,000 with a summary of the projects being reported at paragraph 2.2. A list of the works commenced was provided together with detailed information in relation to Footfall Sensors; Heritage at Risk and Shop Front Priorities; The Newark HSHAZ Cultural Programme – Newark Creates; Integration with Wider Cultural Activities; and Communications and Promotion of the HSHAZ. It was reported that the promotion of the HSHAZ would be a key objective in the coming months and that this would include contacting shop owners of heritage at risk buildings and owners of potential shopfront replacements to commence grant scheme discussions. Community engagement activities would also commence over the summer.
It was noted that a number of other projects were yet to be developed e.g. feasibility work in the public realm and toolkits for incentivising and encouraging reuse and repurposing of buildings within the HSHAZ area and that an update report would be brought back to Committee later in the year.
The Director advised that there would be a presentation by the organisation undertaking the footfall monitoring in Newark town centre at the September meeting of the Committee. He also advised that a site visit had taken place at the Corn Exchange building with the findings thereof being reviewed.
AGREED (unanimously) that the Committee noted the information contained within the report.
Publication date: 09/09/2021
Date of decision: 16/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2021 - Economic Development Committee