Deardengate Shining Light On Haslingden’s Heritage


Rossendale Borough Council has successfully achieved Phase 1 development funding (£112,500) from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This will support the completion of a full costed Phase 2 bid for major capital investment, of up to £2.5 million, to transform Upper & Lower Deardengate and parts of Manchester Road & Blackburn Road.

An outline ‘Area Action Plan’ identifies the boundary for this townscape project:


This project aims to regenerate Deardengate through restoration and preservation in line with Haslingden’s heritage using traditional materials. Seeking to engage the community with Haslingden’s history & future and improving the public realm in the process, restoring Deardengate to a historical streetscape.

Stage 1

Development Phase – February 2020/February 2021

This phase involves the composition of a fully costed project centred on Deardengate. To submit a Phase 2 bid, the project team, with the strategic direction set by the Haslingden Strategic Board, will complete a substantial application for the National Lottery Heritage Fund to be submitted in February 2021.

This bid will include extensive technical studies, for example; an Ecology study, QS costings, a full Area Action Plan, Condition Surveys, Public Realm proposals and a shop frontage design guide. The bid will give a detailed breakdown on what we hope to achieve with capital investment into Haslingden Town Centre. The kind of schemes that will help sustainably regenerate Haslingden. And how the bricks & mortar elements of the project can bring the community together.

Although limited, there are some opportunities for community funding during this period through a Micro-Grants Programme and an Events Programme (trial events).

The Future

This website will have the latest information regarding engagement events associated with the project, how to contact us and how to apply for the small schemes planned for 2020.

The project team will regularly update the website with the progress of the project.