Heritage grant to restore Hull homes

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull is to get an additional £1.6 million of central funding to help restore and preserve buildings in the “long-neglected” Beverley Road conservation area.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) already pledged £69,000 towards the project last year.

The latest award will further fund Hull City Council’s regeneration initiative. This will enable residents to request grants to meet the price of urgently upgrading their homes. Original features could be restored under the plan.

The road is among the city’s oldest and a main route into Hull.

Beverley Road remains on the nationwide “At Risk” list due to “poor conditions” among various properties, according to the council.

Properties stretching from Queens Road to Freetown Way along Beverley Road should benefit from upgrades to boundaries and frontages.

The HLF aims to preserve and make accessible the UK’s heritage by funding a variety of projects, such as the restoration of Hastings Pier in Sussex.

The body expressed its “delight” at being able to back the Hull scheme, due to begin this year and finish in 2020.

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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