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Seven Lochs

An exemplar of Green Network planning and delivery

Role of the Partnership

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Visionary

  • Dedicatedly pursuing delivery of the Vision
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Strategic

  • Working across political boundaries and agendas
  • Delivering multiple outcomes
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Ambitious

  • Raising expectations to deliver Scotland's largest Urban Wildlife Park
  • Working to transform the environment and people's lives
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Facilitator

  • Bringing together the Seven Lochs Partnership

Seven Lochs - Case Study

Scotland's largest urban wildlife park

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.

Green Network Vision & Masterplan

Integration of 4,300 new homes

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.

Features of the Wetland Park

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Overview

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:

  • Four gateway visitor centras linked by a network of walking and cycling routes.
  • Restoration of the medieval building at Provan Hall – possibly the oldest surviving building in Glasgow
  • Conservation of habitats to protect important wildlife – such as roe deer and great crested newts
  • As well as a range of events, activities and community projects to celebrate local environments.

Visitor Gateways

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.

 

Interviews

Arthur Keller

Operations Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage

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 Maureen Burke

Glasgow City Council

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 Michael McPake

North Lanarkshire Council

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.

Find Out More

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View the Seven Lochs Masterplan

Click to open the full Masterplan document on our website.

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Download our Ten Year Review

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See the Bigger Picture

View our 'Seeing the Bigger Picture' Video and learn more about our wider ambitous plans.

About our Partners

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.

Need to know more?

t: 0141 229 7746e: enquiries@gcvgreennetwork.gov.ukGCV Green Network Partnership, 125 Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2SA

  • North Lanarkshire Council

  • wdc

    West Dunbartonshire Council

  • Glasgow City Council

  • South Lanarkshire Council

  • Scottish Natural Heritage

  • Glasgow Centre of Population Health

  • Renfrewshire Council

  • East Renfrewshire Council

  • Inverclyde Council

  • Forestry Commision

  • Scottish Enterprise

  • East Dunbartonshire Council

  • sepalogo1

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency

  • Clydeplan