The Village Renewal scheme supports projects which contribute to the vibrancy of a village through improving the environment, tackling dereliction, conserving heritage or improving its image. Eligible applicants for the scheme are the local council in partnership with the community. The scheme includes the following two elements:
- Village Plans
- Capital Projects
The LAG board agreed to progress 15 ‘Cluster’ Village Plans to cover all 49 settlements in the Council area - in line with Local Growth Plan structures. This approach has provided some element of benefit to all villages beyond those selected for capital support. Click here for a link to copies of the final cluster village plans. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zjwp417owjygbvy/AAA8C08SE6xSptxDJhlR-QtVa?dl=0
The selection of settlements for capital support was based on population, deprivation, dereliction and proximity to services. 13 settlements were identified – 4 for Strategic Projects (grants of £183,000) and 9 for Small Projects (grants of £35,000). Local communities in each of the 13 settlements selected the priority project in the relevant cluster village plan.