Seven Lochs Wetland Park


Integration of Development

Integrating a high quality, multi-functional Green Network with existing and planned development is vital to delivering the Seven Lochs vision and masterplan. The Seven Lochs Green Network and Green Infrastructure Planning study sets out a framework for developing a Green Network to link key sites within the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, with green links from the park extending into surrounding communities. It also looks at how the planning and design of Integrated Green Infrastructure within Community Growth Areas and other planned developments can support the strategy.

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.

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