Dean Valley Regeneration

Sep 29, 2015

SGLH is very pleased to report that Dean Valley Regeneration Limited, a company limited by guarantee, has been registered, and an application for charitable status submitted to OSCR. This follows the completion of the excellent Conservation Statement by Peter McGowan.  SGLH is the legal successor to the Garden History Society in Scotland Conservation Trust (GHSSCT), which contributed to the cost of this Conservation Statement.

Dean Valley Regeneration Limited is preparing to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a major grant.  HLF will be keen to see possible sources of income to cover the cost of maintaining the completed project, and two possibilities have been identified. One is a small hydroelectric plant at the weir in the Dean Village, and the other is a small café and interpretation centre in the former fives court just upstream from the Dean Bridge. One of the important points will be likely footfall along the path; a counter is in place at present to record this. There will be a public meeting on 31st October, details of which will be announced shortly.

SGLH is grateful to Andrew Kerr for news of the Dean Valley Regeneration project. Andrew is Chairman of the Ann Street Society.