Dunbar CARS Expression of Interest

East Lothian Council has the opportunity to bid for regeneration funding for Dunbar. If successful, the funds would be used to establish a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) providing building repair grants to help improve properties in the area.

If the Council’s bid is successful, grants could be made available from 2019 for good quality external repairs and improvements to buildings within an area agreed with the external funder (Historic Environment Scotland). Typically schemes of this type allow us to offer grant aid for repairs to roofs and chimneys, rainwater goods and walls, for the refurbishment of sash and case windows and external doors, and assist us in facilitating training opportunities in traditional building and craft skills.

In the past, schemes of this type in East Lothian have offered grants of up to 70% of the cost of eligible repairs. For example, a roof repair costing £10,000 including professional fees attracts a grant of £7,000 leaving the applicant(s) to pay £3,000 for their repair project.

As part of our funding bid we would like to invite expressions of interest from the residents and owners who receive this survey. 

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* 1. Name and Address

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* 2. Property address if different

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* 3. Please provide a brief description of your property in Dunbar (approximate age, number of flats/owners etc.)

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* 4. What types of repair would your property benefit from

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* 5. Energy efficiency - It is often possible to improve the energy efficiency of a building at the same time as carrying out repairs. Would you be interested in:

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* 6. Property management - If your property is part of a tenement or block with other owners, do you have (please select all that apply)

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* 7. Ownership - are you a 

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* 8. How long have you owned or occupied your property? 

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* 9. If funding were to become available, I would be interested in carrying out external repairs to my property.

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* 10. I agree to be contacted by East Lothian Council in relation my property and the proposed Dunbar CARS

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