Andrew Percy on the North’s rich heritage
The North of England has a proud history. Our cultural and industrial heritage is the envy of the world.
While parts of our region are already a magnet for tourists, we all know we could make more of our heritage, and that is a vital part of our ambition to create a Northern Powerhouse.
Our plan has a simple aim: to help the North thrive and create a country that works for everyone.
Since 2014 we’ve backed our idea with significant cash: whether the £3.4 billion invested through Growth Deals, £13 billion committed to transport, or the creation of a £70 million Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy.
But creating the Northern Powerhouse isn’t just about good schools or jobs. It’s about championing what makes our part of the country so special, and using that rich culture to make the North a better place to live and work.
Read the full version of Andrew’s blog for Historic England by clicking ‘read more’ below.