and Scilly Urban Survey
Cornwall and Scilly Urban Survey (CSUS) is a groundbreaking
initiative aimed at capturing the quality and distinctive
character of the historic environment for successful and sustainable
economic regeneration. The result is a comprehensive information
resource for 19 towns across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
This resource is being used by local authorities, architects,
private developers, development agencies, residents, visitors,
community groups and others and can help to ensure that any
new development is sympathetic to an area.
It is already a national exemplar, being the first project
of its kind to carry out a characterisation-based assessment
of the historic urban environment specifically to inform and
support a regional economic regeneration programme.
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Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme
This ambitious scheme to transform the historic areas
in a seaside resort town attracted nationwide attention, created
jobs and led to millions of pounds of additional income for
The Falmouth Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme (HERS)
was a project worth almost £2 million with more than
£300,000 coming from the Objective One ERDF (European
Regional Development Fund). It began in 2000 and finished
in 2005. While there are now several similar schemes in key
towns around Cornwall, Falmouth HERS was the first of its
kind to receive Objective One investment.
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The seventh King Harry Ferry, launched into service
in May 2006, offers a more environmentally friendly, quiet,
efficient and extended service on the River Fal. Because it
is larger and more fuel efficient the ferry will reduce the
length and amount of car journeys in the region, encourage
more visitors and reduce emissions by 75 per cent.
£981,750 of Objective One ERDF (European Regional Development
Fund) was invested in the £3 million project which will
help to ensure the future of the company and means a sustainable
replacement and repair plan can be drawn up.
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