Historic Buildings Grant Scheme
What is the Historic Buildings Grant Scheme?
Kettering Borough Council has a priority of ensuring that the Borough has a sustainable future. Part of this aim includes the protection and conservation of the historic environment.
There are currently approximately 600 buildings in the Borough that are officially listed by English Heritage, the Government's adviser on the historic environment. By listing buildings due to their special architectural or historic merit they are protected from being demolished, extended or altered without special permission being granted by the local planning authority; it is a criminal offence to carry out unauthorised works to listed buildings.
Other buildings, although not listed, form part of a town or village that has a special atmosphere created by characteristics of the street scene and surrounding landscape. These places, designated as Conservation Areas, have some protection which prevents the unjustified loss of buildings and other features that contribute to the positive character of the area.
In order to ensure the continued preservation of these buildings and areas, the Council can offer grants towards the repair and conservation of historic buildings and structures that have identified architectural, historic or townscape quality.
The Kettering Team in Kettering Borough Council's Development Services administer the grant scheme and will be able to advise you on whether your project is eligible for support. Please contact them before commencing any work, as grants are not available for work that has already been carried out.
Last updated 16/08/2012