Pontypool Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)
What is Pontypool THI?
The THI is the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) grant giving programme for the repair and regeneration of the historic built environment within towns and cities. The grants are given to Conservation Areas which display particular social and economic needs. The THI scheme grew out of the HLF’s desire to deliver sustainable conservation in historic urban areas by raising the standard of repair and is also seen as a way of bringing new uses and new life into areas which have lost their traditional economic base.
Aims of the THI
The main aim of the scheme is to make possible the continued viable use of the buildings which make up the special architectural character of historic urban areas. The highest priority is given to the repair of historic buildings and to bringing derelict and under-used buildings back into use. There is also a strong emphasis on community involvement and long term sustainability of the programme. In Pontypool this will include working with education and training providers, local businesses, the local authority, statutory providers and building owners to:
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- Increase training opportunities in heritage skills;
- Increase community participation; and
- Improve approaches to conservation management and maintenance.