Townscape Heritage Initiative
The regeneration of Huntly Town Centre has been identified as a top priority by the community of Huntly and District. The report by Douglas Wheeler Associates on how to regenerate Huntly’s retail sector identified that a holistic approach was necessary, not one that focused solely on retail issues, especially in a conservation are like Huntly. The report also identified the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) funding programme as a key opportunity to help realise the regeneration of the town centre.
HDDT has made a preliminary investigation of how the THI process works and in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and others is now looking to take forward a bid. If successful, significant funding (up to £2 million) would be available from the Heritage Lottery Fund to be spent over a five-year period.