August 19, 2019 12.07 pm This story is over 56 months old

Traditional shop front refurb for Sleaford conservation

Northgate is in the Sleaford Conservation Area which was put “At Risk” in 2014

Efforts to protect Sleaford’s heritage will see a number of shops in the town returned to their traditional shop frontages.

North Kesteven District Council’s planning officers have given the go ahead to Duncan and Toplis’ proposals for works to take place on 10-16 Northgate, which form part of the Sleaford Conservation Area.

Approving the plans, officers said: “The works… are supported by the Conservation Officer and will positively enhance the appearance of all four buildings and the Conservation Area as a whole.

“There would consequently be positive impacts upon designated heritage assets.”

How the shops look currently. Photo: Google Street View

Northgate forms one of the main commercial streets through the centre of Sleaford.

The area was put on Historic England’s Heritage “At Risk” list in 2014.

In response, the authority partnered with Sleaford Town Council and Historic England to form the Sleaford Partnership Scheme in a Conservation Area (PSiCA), which is helping fund the plans.

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