Heritage Action Zones

Historic England’s Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) initiative is working to unleash the power in England’s historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities.

The Stockton and Darlington Railway Heritage Board were successful in 2017 in their bid to become a HAZ.

The Stockton and Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone (S&DR HAZ) has been established to help rejuvenate and restore this historic railway. As it approaches its 200th anniversary in 2025, we wish to help the Railway realise its potential to become a major heritage attraction and an international visitor destination. In doing so we hope to provide the impetus for long term economic growth and regeneration in the area.

The S&DR HAZ will run for five years from 2018-2023, and will provide the basis for a wider programme of work leading up to, and beyond, the bicentenary in 2025.

For further information about the HAZ then please visit here.