St James Street Sign

Lower St James's Street Heritage Action Zone

Burnley Borough Council has been successful in securing £1.2 million from Historic England for a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) focussed with the Lower St James’s Street area of Burnley Town Centre.

The Lower St James’s Street HAZ provides a unique opportunity with investment into the built environment, combined with community engagement to enhance the streetscape, reduce building vacancies and increase visitors to the area.

HAZ Objectives

The Burnley HAZ Scheme will include physical aspects such as building on the areas existing assets, physical works, street furniture/signage and improved traffic flow and access, as well as creating new creative spaces, creating an Empire Theatre vision, Community engagement and a Cultural programme.


Re-advertised Artistic Opportunity!

Raising the Curtain – Street Art Project Deadline:  - Monday 11th January 2020, 9am. Who: Artists / Designers What: Expressions of Interest are invited from artists / designers, to create a series

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Improvements to town centre shopping area to go ahead

The first phase of a four-year programme to improve lower St James Street in Burnley town centre has begun. It follows confirmation of £1.2 million of funding from Historic England,