The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is an exemplar of Green Network planning and delivery demonstrating how the integration of new green infrastructure into planned development will protect the areas natural resources while delivering a major new visitor attraction.
Watch our video case study to understand why we expect this to be an exemplar Green Network site.
The proposed Seven Lochs Wetland Park is part of the Gartloch Gartcosh community growth corridor, an areas that will see up to 4,300 new homes constructed in the period to 2025.
This creates an opportunity to demonstrate how to integrate planned development with the expansion and enhancement of the Green Network.
The Green Network Partnership is working with local authorities and others to drive forward plans for an integrated green infrastructure in the area.
The Seven Lochs Wetland Park comprises seven lochs, five local nature reserves, a country park and the seven lochs trail. Plans for the park include:
Over the next few years four ‘gateways to the Seven Lochs’ will be developed, at Drumpellier Country Park, Provan Hall, Hogganfield Park and Glenboig Life Centre.
These will be places to find out about what to do and where to go in the park, and hubs for host of heritage activities for people of all ages.
A place for heritage & culture
The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is named after seven ancient lochs which formed over the last ice age 12,000 years ago.
Associated with these lochs are a host of historic sites including Provan Hall – once used as the hunting ground of the Bishop of Glasgow and possibly the oldest surviving building in Glasgow.
A place for nature
Seven Lochs is a patchwork of different types of habitat – glacial lochs, ancient woodland, dense reed beds and flower rich meadows.
It is home to important species including the great crested newt, roe deer and a wide array of birdlife.
The area is home to two sites of specific scientific interest (SSSI’s).
A great place to live
Existing communities are already benefiting from the Green Network assets the Wetland Park has to offer. New developing communities can also benefit from delivery of accessible and well connected green networks in and around the park.
Linking new development to the Wetland Park through new green infrastructure will also be a great selling point with a 16 sq km urban nature park right on the doorstep.
Arthur describes the unique nature of the Wetland Park in it's value in terms of the variety of important habitats and species that will thrive and be protected through the park's development.
Cllr Burke talks about the importance of the Wetland Park as part of the wider regeneration of the Greater Easterhouse area. She talks about the benefits the project will bring to local people strengthening the community.
Cllr McPake discusses the role of the Partnership in developing the Seven Lochs project and talks about the importance of delivering an accessible, well connected place for both new and existing communities.
The GCV Green Network Partnership was formed in June 2007, and brings together the region’s eight local authorities as well as Forestry Commission Scotland, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Each partner is represented at senior level on the Partnership Board.
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North Lanarkshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
Glasgow City Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Scottish Natural Heritage
Glasgow Centre of Population Health
East Renfrewshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
Scottish Environment Protection Agency