On November 17th the Garnock Connections team submitted the Stage 2 bid for the landscape partnership scheme to the Heritage Lottery Fund. HLF will consider our submission over the next few months before making a decision in March 2018; we anticipate starting the delivery phase of Garnock Connections in April 2018.
A key part of the Stage 2 submission was the Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP) for the Garnock Connections area including our programme of projects for the next four years. A list of all the projects in the final Garnock Connections programme can be found on the projects page.
Over the next few months, the GC team will be working with the various project leads to ensure that everything is in place for our year one projects to start delivering on the ground from April.
A big thank you to everyone who responded to our call for projects.
We received over 90 project concepts and have been delighted by the amazing and innovative ideas for enhancing, improving access to, and promoting heritage across the Garnock Connections project area they contain.
We’re currently working on a way to bring together all the best aspects of the submitted concepts to build an outstanding programme for Garnock Connections. We’ll be in contact with everyone who submitted a project concept shortly.
As part of the Garnock Connections development year we have commissioned a study of the character of the landscape and the historic environment within the project area. Over the past couple of months the team at MVGLA and Northlight Heritage have undertaken an extensive desk based study of existing data, carried out field surveys of local landscape areas, and hosted discussions at community events across the project area. All their hard work has paid off and they have produced a comprehensive Landscape and Heritage Study of the Garnock Connections Project Area.