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Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Destined to become Scotland's largest urban wildlife site, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is an exemplar of Green Network planning and delivery. 

Straddling the Glasgow / North Lanarkshire boundary at Gartloch Gartcosh the Wetland Park sits at the heart of a Spatial Priority for Green Network delivery.

It will demonstrate how new green infrastructure can be integrated into development and regeneration to protect and enhance the Green Network and support the creation of a major new visitor attraction.

The proposed Seven Lochs Wetland Park is part of the Gartloch Gartcosh community growth corridor. Stretching from Ruchazie in Glasgow to Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire the area is of high value in terms of both natural and cultural heritage. A network of natural habitats - mainly wetlands and woodlands - support a wealth of important species.

But this significant greenspace resource will come under intense pressure due to regeneration initiatives and planned Community Growth Areas that will see up to 4300 new homes constructed in the period to 2025.

Opportunities Mapping analysis for the GCV Strategic Development Plan identified the area as a spatial priority for Green Network delivery. Existing high quality habitat, on-going social and economic regeneration and future development plans create an opportunity to demonstrate how to integrate development with the expansion and enhancement of the Green Network.

The Green Network Partnership is working with the councils and others to drive forward plans for an integrated green network in the area. We have commissioned a number of studies to identify and examine key opportunities:

  • Green Network Strategy
  • Site Selection and Development Guidance
  • Hydrology Studies

Find out about the park, and how you can get involved in the project, at www.sevenlochs.org

 

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