Townscape Heritage Initiatives (THIs) are multi-funded grant schemes which fund traditional repairs and reinstated architectural detailing to targeted historic buildings in Conservation Areas. They bring vacant buildings back into use and promote the use of local materials and traditional building techniques. Staff from Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment Service have been successful in bidding for and implementing a number of THIs and similar heritage-led regeneration schemes in Cornwall in recent years.
A THI commenced in Camborne, Roskear and Tuckingmill Conservation Areas in 2008. Funds were fully committed at an early stage before the official completion date in 2013. The early take up of grant funding helped a successful bid for an additional THI in the same area. The new Camborne, Roskear, Tuckingmill Regeneration, Energy and Skills THI commenced in January 2012 and will run until January 2016. The new scheme has an emphasis on monitored energy saving measures and local traditional skills training.
For more information about Camborne Roskear & Tuckingmill Townscape Heritage Initiative visit them here online