Issue - meetings
Harlesden Gateway High Streets Heritage Action Zone
Meeting: 17/08/2020 - Cabinet (Item 9)
This report provides an update on funding secured from Historic England as part of The High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) for shop front improvements and community space provision within the designated conservation area in Harlesden Town Centre.
Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the project as described in the report.
The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, Councillor Tatler, introduced the report which informed Cabinet of the securing of £437,600k in funding from Historic England as part of a successful bid in relation to the High Streets Heritage Action Zones. The Council would be contributing a further £454,000 as match funding, and the total would be used to deliver a programme of physical improvements to improve the high street as well as enhance community space provision in Harlesden town centre, with the work to be carried out in consultation with the local community, local businesses and ward councillors. In concluding her introduction, Councillor Tatler expressed her thanks to the regeneration and conservation team for their efforts in securing the funding.
Cabinet welcomed the report on behalf of the local businesses and community given the negative impact COVID had had on the area. The Refugee Support Network Programme was provided as an example of a community asset that would benefit from the work. Cabinet further noted the opportunities regeneration would engender for a cultural programme in Harlseden, including the Harlseden ‘Big Weekender’.
It was therefore RESOLVED to approve the project as described in the report.