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Milton Abbey Restoration Work to Continue.
Restoration work on the historic Milton Abbey in Dorset will continue despite the Heritage Lottery announcing that they will no longer contribute funding to the 1.7 million pound project.
The Great Stare Project, one of the largest historic restoration projects in the South West, aims to carry out vital repairs to the 14th century Abbey and develop it as a visitor attraction with links to the surrounding landscape that was designed by Capability Brown.
John Simmons, the chairman of the Milton Abbey Heritage Trust, (MAHT) the charity set up to oversee the project said: “The Heritage Lottery Fund have informed us that they will not be giving us any new permissions. This means that we shall be finishing the work started under existing permissions and then we will need to re-bid for the next phases of our plans.
The Trustees of MAHT are determined to build on the very considerable progress achieved over the last three years. News of our plans will be published on the website as they develop”.