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City Region Green Network Strategy launched

City Region Green Network Strategy launched

A new Strategy has been launched this week to focus in on plans to create a Glasgow City Region wide ‘Green Network’ by 2050.

The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network will bring a multitude of benefits to the region, creating healthier lifestyles, enhancing biodiversity and helping the region adapt to climate challenges.

The Strategy, entitled, ‘A Green Network Strategy for the Glasgow City Region’, has been developed to drive forward ambitious plans drawn up by the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership.

GN Strategy launch

Stuart Tait, Chair of the Partnership, presents the Strategy to Councillor Lawrence O'Neill, Convenor, Clydeplan Joint Committee earlier this week

Launching the Strategy at the Clydeplan Joint Committee Stuart Tait, chair of the Partnership, said “This Strategy comes at a crucial time of change to the way we do business in the region.” 

“With emergence of the Glasgow City Region City Deal project there are vast opportunities for cross sector working delivering maximum social, environmental and ecological benefits.”

It is estimated that for every £1 spend on Green Network and Green Infrastructure development that at least £2.14 in benefit is returned.  This is a very telling statistic and one which might be easier to understand when we consider projects like the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, one the Partnership’s earliest projects, which is destined to become Scotland’s first urban wildlife park with cycle ways, adventure play, protected habitats and peatland restoration on site.

Stuart added, “As well as these benefits, the impact the Green Network will have on the region economically can’t be underestimated.  To attract, retain and protect business interests with crucial green infrastructure must be a key goal.  Active travel routes, flood mitigation and a generally attractive environment all contribute to business location decisions.

“The Partnership’s Green Network Strategy sets out these benefits and quantifies what needs to happen to make the Green Network a reality.”

“I commend the publication of this Strategy and I encourage all stakeholders across the region to consider how they might contribute to development of this ambitious, innovative, world-leading Green Network vision.”

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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