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Burges Townscape Heritage drop-ins at the old Grammar School

Published Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Residents are invited to have their say on proposals for the regeneration of the Burges area of the city at drop-in sessions later this week.

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Great Butcher Row

Coventry City Council is in the process of developing a stage 2 submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure funding for improvements to the Burges Conservation Area. The application will be submitted on 31 May 2017.

Nicola Poole, Project Manager for the Burges Townscape Heritage Project, said: “I’d really encourage as many people as possible to drop in to the old Grammar School to take a look at the plans and have a chat with us about the proposals.

“We’re really excited about the potential transformation and restoration of such a historic and interesting part of the city, so we’re keen to hear residents’ and business owners’ views before we make our submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“We know there’s lots of interest in the area from our previous engagement work – loads of people want to get involved with the project and some of the opportunities it will create, so the drop in is another way of making sure we hear the views of a wide range of people that care about the area.”

Draft designs and plans for the proposed work have been created. They include plans for the restoration and reinstatement of the historical and architectural detail to The Burges, the historic infill development of Palmer Lane and public realm improvements to the River Sherbourne area.    

The plans will be available to drop in and see, with officers available to answer any questions at the old Grammar School on Hales Street at the following times:

  • Friday 12 May between 10am and 4pm
  • Saturday 13 May between 10am and 2pm

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