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Future High Street Fund Application for Buxton

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High Peak Borough Council was one of the first 50 areas, out of an anticipated 150 towns in total, to receive funding from the Government's £1 billion Future High Street Fund.

The fund is made up from two stages - an initial small grant for Councils, working with partners, to develop plans to help transform town centres. The plans aim to help town centres meet the challenges that high streets are facing due changes in the way that people live their lives, and how they shop and spend their money, by creating a more diverse town centre with a wider range of uses.

Councils can then present a Business case to Government for funding to implement the proposals. This has to be submitted in early June 2020 (recently pushed back due to Coronavirus emergency).

View the proposals for the Future High Street Fund here [2MB]

Draft masterplan site plan [5MB]

Buxton has also been successful in securing Heritage Action Zone initiative which will complement the above scheme and provide grant funding to reinstate traditional shop fronts and restore vacant heritage buildings.

Future High Street Fund - Frequently asked questions [172KB]

Buxton Civic Association and Vision Buxton shared their comments in the public domain and put forward some alterative suggestions. Where possible we have incorporated these in the emerging revisions , either as part of the Future High Street Fund or as part of wider proposals for Buxton, but a number of their suggestions had either been explored and ruled out;  would be ineligible under the funding criteria or would not be supported by the private property owners. Full details of the responses to their suggestions below:

Response to Vision Buxton [404KB]

Response to Buxton Civic Association [199KB]