Decision details

Hopwood Hall - Historic England Repair Grant for Heritage at Risk

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications which sought approval to accept grant funding from Historic England of £368,294 towards eligible works of £460,367 to carry out repairs to Hopwood Hall.


Alternatives considered

Not to accept the grant.



1.    That the grant funding offer from Historic England is accepted.

2.    The Director of Economy be delegated authority to accept the grant on behalf of the Council.

3.    That the Assistant Director, Legal, Governance & Workforce be authorised to undertake any legal work on behalf of the Council to ensure that the grant funding offer from Historic England is obtained.


Reason for resolution

To enable the Council to carry out extensive repair works to Hopwood Hall, a grade II* listed building in the Council’s ownership, assisting in the viability of proposals for the sustainable reuse of the building.

Report author: Nick Barton

Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 31/08/2021

Decided at meeting: 31/08/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/09/2021

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