Regeneration projects actioned by the Council
North Kesteven District Council are involved in a number of regeneration projects within the District, some of the most significant are outlined below:
In 1996 North Kesteven were successful in winning Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) funding for a regeneration project for Sleaford town. The programme has seen £15 million spent in the town by the public and private sector. The programme has gone a long way to changing the face of the town. Based on a series of projects, the SRB programme has seen the refurbishment of the main shopping street and the installation of a one-way system around the town to ease traffic flows. A programme of themed street furniture based on the town’s seed heritage has accompanied this.
The SRB programme has also seen additional parking and footpath links provided as part of the overall project.
In addition, the former Hubberts Seeds warehouse has been transformed into a contemporary arts and craft centre, “The Hub”, the biggest of its kind in the UK outside of London.
Navigation House has now been restored as the final part of the regeneration project and is now open and allows visitors to learn more about the success of Sleaford and its canal before the railway came to town.
North Kesteven District Council, in partnership, is working on the regeneration project for the Sleaford Maltings.
The regeneration of the Maltings offers a unique opportunity to enhance and reinvigorate the community of Lincolnshire.
The Maltings has the capacity to offer new venues for the community as well as creating a sense of its own identity. It can address social and economic as well as physical and environmental regeneration. Like many heritage regeneration projects, it can provide new economic uses, residential accommodation, cultural facilities, visitor attractions. It offers an opportunity to fulfil aspirations and provide imaginative solutions for workspace and housing. Case studies show that the “heritage pound” can attract substantial private and public sector investment, help create new jobs and provide commercial floorspace.
Sleaford Maltings is a unique heritage site of national importance. Its potential is enormous. Realising that potential is an equally enormous challenge.
We welcome your comments and views on these or any other regeneration project. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org