The Heritage Lottery Fund has four main objectives for Landscape Partnership Schemes (LPS):
- Conserving or restoring the built and natural features that create the historic landscape character.
- Increasing community participation in local heritage.
- Increasing access to and learning about the landscape and its heritage.
- Increasing training opportunities in local heritage skills.
The Scheme must include a programme of activity to be delivered over five years which meets all these objectives equally. The funding can be spent on staff, practical grants, events, infrastructure and other items that will help deliver the objectives. The Scheme will run for five years from Spring 2013.
The Delivery Plan for the Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme sets out 15 projects across 4 Programmes. Each Programme has been designed to deliver the overriding themes (mining heritage, borderlands) of the Landscape Partnership Scheme and the projects will deliver integrated elements covering the HLF objectives of conservation and enhancement of heritage, community participation, access and learning; and opportunities for training in heritage skills,
Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country LPS Scheme aims to ensure that the precious cultural and natural heritage is appreciated and enjoyed for generations to come. Hedgerows, drovers’ routes, stone banks and walls will be repaired. The mosaic of habitat will be conserved and enhanced, with a softening of the boundaries between heath and farmland.
Mining relics and other cultural heritage sites will be repaired and access and interpretation for all abilities and ages improved. People will investigate their local heritage and talk to older members of the community about their experiences. New opportunities for training and work in heritage skills will be developed.
As well as helping conserve and enhance the landscape, the scheme will bring people together; better understanding the heritage and their part in it. They will begin to appreciate how others see the landscape and promote the services it provides.