Sustaining Dunbar met with Sustrans and East Lothian Council on the 28th November to try to identify funding for improvements to the N76 south from Dunbar.
ELC has written to the Scottish Government to indicate its support for a walking/cycling bridge over the A1. Sustaining Dunbar has also had a letter of support from EDF (Torness).
The Sustrans Community Links fund is ideal for the path improvements we are proposing, but will cover at most 50% of the cost. Match funding will have to be found from elsewhere.
The Commonweath Active Places Legacy fund has also been proposed, and ELC has commissioned a study (see earlier post) to see which projects might be most suitable for this.
As well as the upgrades of the various sections of paths, we will be looking for funds to pay for a Bridge Design Report, to identify costs and potential issues with crossing the A1.