Burton-in-Kendal Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA)

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

A number of properties in Burton-in-Kendal were showing signs of deterioration including physical decay and loss of important architectural detail. We alerted Historic England to the early warning signs and the Burton-in-Kendal Conservation Area was later included inĀ Historic England's 'Heritage at Risk' Register.

As a result, the Burton-in-Kendal Partnership Scheme in Conservation Areas (PSiCA) was progressed. It comprised a four year programme of improvements which aimed to see the Burton-in-Kendal Conservation Area removed from the Risk Register. TheĀ  scheme was funded principally by Historic England, South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council, and with important support from Burton-in-Kendal Parish Council. The Scheme concluded in March 2023.

Main programme

The main programme included:

  • completing a public realm improvement scheme in the village Square
  • grant aiding the repair of a number of listed properties, notably the former Royal Hotel, which overlooks the Square
  • the drafting of a Conservation Area Management Plan, which it is hoped can be progressed to adoption, when resources allow