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Millport Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)  is a grant programme providing financial assistance for regeneration of historic properties within designated areas of Millport Conservation Area. The project is jointly funded by Historic Environment Scotland and North Ayrshire Council and will run until March 2021.

By adopting proven traditional building techniques and avoiding unnecessary damage or replacement of sound historic fabric, the project aims to restore and conserve the historic built fabric and safeguard the historic environment of Millport Conservation Area for the future.

This project funds regeneration and conservation initiatives to help reinvigorate Millport as a seaside and island destination. In addition it aims to boost civic pride by contributing to social and economic regeneration. A programme of heritage led activities is planned to support the building restoration works by engaging local communities and visitors with local history and heritage and providing training opportunities in traditional building skills.

For a project overview visit our Story Map [hyperlink ]

The Council has recently negotiated the changes to grant calculations with Heritage Environment Scotland after initial feedback from the applicants and their concerns about preventative cost of the conservation repairs. We’ll report on the details of this improved deal shortly on our webpage and in the local press.

For any enquiries regarding the project please contact Kasia Smith, Millport CARS Officer on the details below.

Regeneration Team | Economy and Communities | Cunninghame House | Irvine KA12 8EE

Telephone: 01294 324769

Mobile: 07826 534292


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Posted on Wednesday 21st November 2018