Other Green Network Projects

Other Studies

Other Studies


forest kindergartens

Forest Kindergartens

The Forest Kindergartens Study aimed to identify and better understand the factors explaining the under-use of local woodlands by pre-five establishments across Glasgow City and the Clyde Valley and propose a variety of solutions to overcome the challenges identified. 

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Barriers to the GN (Auchenback)

The Barriers to the Green Network Study sought practical ways to ensure that local open space in Auchenback contributed more to physical and mental health and wellbeing by helping all sections of the community to be more active as part of their everyday lives.

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core path planning

Health and Core Path Planning (EDC)

The Health and Core Path Planning Study sought to determine the potential impact of the Core Path Planning process in East Dunbartonshire on physical activity levels and to identify real and perceptual barriers to path use.

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strathleven corridor


Strathleven Corridor

The purpose of the Strathleven Corridor Study was to develop a strategy to increase the scale and quality of the local Green Network supporting regeneration processes and enhancing the health and well-being of local communities.

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greenspace mapping

Greenspace Mapping (EDC)

The aim of the Greenspace Mapping Study was to update the original GCV Green Network map for East Dunbartonshire Council using the amended greenspace scotland methodology and in particular to find ways of incorporating quality and accessibility data.

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development design guidance slc

Development Design Guidance (SLC)

The Development Design Guidance was produced for South Lanarkshire Council to guide the work of developers, designers and planners in the creation of a high quality, well managed, accessible Green Network as an integral part of successful Community Growth Areas.

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ihn riparian planting

IHN Riparian Planting

The project applied Integrated Habitat Model analysis to target the planting of riparian woodland in East Dunbartonshire. 

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ihn rbmp



The project aim was to investigate opportunities for achieving multiple benefits through the river basin management planning process and in particular the enhancement of ecological connectivity while achieving improvements that contribute to meeting the objectives of the Scotland and Solway Tweed River Basin Management Plans.

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social housing regeneration


Social Housing Regeneration (Milton)

Milton in Glasgow is typical of social housing estates throughout the GCV which have undergone transformation resulting in large, leftover areas of open space with little value or function. As such, Milton was chosen as a pilot to examine how multi-agency working and the development of a co-ordinated strategy towards open space resources can deliver multiple public benefits.

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river clyde biodiversity pr

River Clyde Biodiversity Project

The aim of the Clyde Biodiversity Project was to provide a review of biodiversity connectivity and quality along the River Clyde Corridor between Carmyle and the Erskine Bridge to inform action and to support strategic biodiversity planning across the Clyde corridor. 

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sustainable backcourts

Sustainable Backcourts

The aim of the GCV Sustainable Backcourts Study was to assess the potential of people’s immediate living conditions by increasing the benefits of backcourts, and to identify suitable models for realising that potential.

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wood energy

Assessment of Wood Energy Opportunities within the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Area

The aim of the Wood Energy Opportunities Study was to assess the opportunities for developing the wood energy sector within the region and to consider both supply and demand issues to establish the nature and scale of public intervention that would be required in order to address issues of market failure and encourage the development of a stable and viable wood energy sector.

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vacant derelict land

Green Network Vacant and Derelict Land Study

The purpose of the study was to survey vacant and derelict sites, open and semi-natural land and woodland within two of the GCV regional strategic growth corridors to assess their suitability for green network enhancement.

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branching out

Branching Out: Greenspace and Conservation on Referral

The Branching Out pilot programme was developed and evaluated within the GCV region. The Evaluation Study aimed to assess the effects of participation in the Branching Out programme on those who use secondary and tertiary care mental health service.

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Glasgow and Clyde Valley Integrated Habitat Networks Report

The GCV Integrated Habitat Networks (IHNs)report describes a detailed desk study using digital data on a geographic information system (GIS) to identify IHNs in the GCV area. The analyses uses a landscape ecology model to assess the spatial position and extent of functional habitat networks.

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sow and grow everywhere


Sow and Grow Everywhere (SAGE) strategy

The aim of the Sow and Grow Everywhere (SAGE) strategy was to undertake a study focused on 'urban food growing’, which would generate a massive step up in commu­nity and local food growing activity in the Glasgow Metropolitan Region.

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planning guidance


GCV Green Network Planning Guidance

Part One - proposed Green Network Planning Guidance for the Region and described how the planning system should embrace development of the Green Network as a means of delivering a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Part Two - provided a spatial framework for planning the Green Network and has been superseded by Green Network Opportunities Mapping

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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