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Save Our Shelters

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Save Our Shelters

Save Our Shelters

Halstead 21st Century Group By Halstead 21st Century Group

Our 16 WWII air raid shelters are under threat and we need to commission a study to show our district council that they can be saved for the community

Halstead Idea stage

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Our rare group of shelters lies in a green space made up of wetland, woodland and the remains of a Victorian landscape garden, all on a sloping site that faces south and just yards from the High Street. We'd love the land to be restored and made accessible to the public so that it can be enjoyed by all.

What we'll deliver:

  • Work alongside a building preservation trust and local organisations to make a our plans a reality.
  • Pay for a professional survey to show the that our plans are desirable, deliverable and sustainable
  • Work out what work must be done and by whom.

Why it's a great idea:

Our heritage and our open spaces are disappearing fast. We have an opportunity to buck the trend, increase accessible green space and preserve a rare group of sixteen WWII air raid shelters.

As a group of committed local residents. we have the will and enthusiasm to persist with our aims, but we have to engage with landowners and a local planning authority. We need a professional quality viability study survey and the support of an established building preservation trust to give us the tools and credibility to negotiate with our planning department with confidence.

Steps to get it done:

  • £600 will cover the cost price of a viability survey carried out by a local, charitable, building preservation trust

We have lots of ideas including creating a community orchard, allotments, a heritage centre, a bat hibernaculum, exhibitions, wetland boardwalks, picnic field and a local heritage trail link.. Before all this though, we MUST commission a viability survey.

Location Halstead

About the space

Woodland, wetland, and 16 WWII air raid shelters.


Braintree District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £664

Viability study - £600 (90%)
Other - £64 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Viability study
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £664

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