Holton Road Commercial Renewal Area

Commercial Renewal Areas are designated areas in which financial assistance is targeted to encourage high standard building improvements through offering grant assistance.

 

An indicative boundary of the Holton Road Commercial Renewal Area is illustrated on this map.

 Holton Road Renewal Area

View Full Size Indicative Boundary Map

 

The Grant Assistance is offered through two grant products.

  • Commercial Improvement Grant offers potential applicants the opportunity (subject to statutory consents) to apply for a grant for a new shop front and associated external works only. The grant intervention rate is up to a maximum of 65% of eligible costs.

  • Town Centre Living Grant offers potential applicants the opportunity (subject to statutory consents) to apply for a grant to undertake external works to improve access to vacant or underutilised space above shop frontages to assist owners to bring that space into use for residential purposes. The grant intervention rate is up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. Interest free loans are also available and could form part of a package of support available from the Council to bring long term empty properties into use and assist landlords/developers to convert empty buildings into residential units.

 Before and after business centre

Who Can Apply?

Applications that meet the necessary grants criteria can be accepted from freeholders or leaseholders with leasehold interests of seven years or more, from within the designated area.

What Work is Eligible?

Significant improvement works (over and above routine maintenance) to the exterior façade of the commercial properties within the indicative boundary are eligible for assistance.  Examples of the types of work supported include:

 

  • External brickwork and stonework repairs

  •  

    • High quality replacement security shutters
  • Creation of new entrances and shop fronts to access upper floors

    • Replacement roof, rain water goods, windows, doors and shop front

Any proposed works will have to be in line with the shop front design guidance issued by the Council and make a contribution to the enhancement of the streetscape.

 

 

 

To find out more about the grants available or obtain additional information about the Holton Road Commercial Renewal Area please contact: David Williams, Principal Regeneration Officer: