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Gowkthrapple Green Network

gowkthrapple imageGowkthrapple is a community characterised by exclusion and deprivation which is going through a major regeneration programme. It is situated to the south of Wishaw, on an elevated position above the Clyde Valley.

The area has potential to be a desirable, liveable environment however the Gowkthrapple "Strategic Masterplan" developed in 2007 identified a number of hurdles to developing a strong sustainable community. 

It identified a lack of demand for the current housing stock and highlighted overhead electricity lines as a major problem together with ground contamination, derelict business units and a lack of both local amenities and quality greenspace.

The masterplan set out a proactive partnership approach to overcome these issues.

Gowkthrapple offers an opportunity to deliver a positive demonstration of the benefits of Green Network strategic planning as part of a regeneration programme.

The GCV Green Network Partnership  contributed toward the creation of a more sustainable Gowkthrapple through the commissioning and funding of a Green Network Strategy for the area.

The Strategy highlights the need for strong local links via a network of safe, well-lit paths which will also link to the wider GCV Green Network. These paths should create opportunities for residents and visitors to access and enjoy Gowkthrapple's natural environment.

This fits into the Gowkthrapple “Strategic Masterplan” to regenerate existing housing areas in Gowkthrapple and develop a new community facility to allow the neighbourhood to grow and develop sustainably. The Strategy highlights opportunities to:

  • Encourage community empowerment & ownership
  • Develop the existing community park for children’s play, education and biodiversity
  • Create interpretation and signage linking to the areas cultural and natural heritage
  • Establish allotments promoting healthy eating in and around Gowkthrapple
  • Develop safe accessible walking and cycling routes within and beyond the community

The Gowkthrapple Green Network Strategy has been considered as part of the Masterplanning process from a very early stage maximising the opportunity for successful delivery.

As a result of the recommendations in the Gowkthrapple Green Network Strategy several further studies were completed:

  • Gowkthrapple Allotment Study
  • Gowkthrapple Community Engagement Report
  • Gowkthrapple Community Park Design Report
  • Gowkthrapple Signage and Interpretation Report


For more information download the Gowkthrapple Report from the publications section >>

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