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Ravenscraig Green Network

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In 2008, North Lanarkshire Council, with funding from the GCV Green Network Partnership and Scottish Enterprise, commissioned a Green Network Strategy for Ravenscraig.

The Strategy sits alongside the development proposals for the site, setting out the aims for the green infrastructure in the area. The aims of the Green Network Strategy were to:

  • prepare a strategy for the long term management of a high quality greenspace across the Ravenscraig area to deliver a range of public benefits and maximise the contribution of the area to the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network;
  • develop tools for use in the development planning process, making greenspace a key driver for promoting quality development and contributing to the place making agenda
  • identification of models for the long term sustainable management of the Ravenscraig Green Network, delivering maximum benefits for investors in Ravenscraig and local communities.

The Strategy provides recommendations which offer an opportunity to develop best practice in sustainable urban development at a nationally significant site through:

  • A network of walking and cycling routes for local travel with access to a number of major leisure and environmental sites
  • A park environment in the new town providing a focal point with access to and between local communities
  • Development of a water feature to protect and enhance conservation interests
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to provide landscape, biodiversity and amenity benefits
  • A Community Nature Park providing a significant recreation source
  • Exploration of innovative approaches to sustainable long-term management of greenspace

 

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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

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    Scottish Environment Protection Agency

  • Clydeplan