The Seven Lochs Wetland Park and associated Green Network is the mechanism through which work to enhance habitat networks, create opportunities for recreation and tourism, and develop sustainable local communities, will be taken forward.
The Green Network Strategy highlights opportunities to:
- Create new green links between existing and new communities;
- Address access barriers caused by existing built infrastructure such as roads and railways;
- Protect and enhance habitats, and habitat networks
- Improve accessibility and encourage recreational use of the area.
An Appendix to the Green network and Green Infrastructure Planning study sets out Integrated Green Infrastructure plans for Community Growth Areas and other development sites within the Seven Lochs area. These set out how the planning and design of new development can support the creation of a high quality, multi-functional green network.
As well as the Seven lochs vision and masterplan the Green Network and Green Infrastructure Planning study draws on two earlier studies commissioned by the partnership and local authority partners to examine how green infrastructure and innovative surface water management can help integrate new development with the surrounding wetland environment.