The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership has today published its much anticipated Report into the quality of Green Infrastructure (GI) policies across the Central Scotland Green Network region.
The Report is welcomed as a baseline from which discussions on how comprehensive and robust GI policy can be achieved by those who have an interest in seeing good, well maintained multi-functional GI integrated into new housing developments across Central Scotland.
Launching the Report, Max Hislop, Programme Manager for the GCV Green Network Partnership, said “The Green Infrastructure policy review is a crucial step in understanding the current policy environment, what's working well and what lessons can be learned. It provides opportunities for strengthening planning policy and making Green Infrastructure benefits more widely implemented through development".
More than 10 years ago the Green Network concept was conceived in our region by some visionary strategic planners who were considering the essential components of an economically successful Glasgow City Region. They recognised that a key component of that success was a high quality environment in the form of connected multi-functional greenspace - a ‘Green Network’.
Plans for the park were given a major boost in the summer following the announcement that it was successful in a £4.5 million funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Since then plans for the creation of Scotland’s largest urban heritage and nature park have taken a bold leap forward with the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership, who developed and championed the project, handing over the reins to the Seven Lochs Partnership.
To celebrate, a special screening of the film ‘Seven Lochs – Scotland’s Urban Wildlife Park’ was shown. The film revealed plans for the park include creation of 4 Visitor Gateways at Hogganfield Loch, Provan Hall, Drumpellier Country Park and Glenboig Life Centre.
A new Project Officer, Kit England, has been appointed to the Climate Ready Clyde (CRC) project, a city-region wide initiative promoting a strategic approach to climate change adaptation.
In his new role Kit is charged with forming Climate Ready Clyde which will aim to support and co-ordinate partners to develop and deliver a Climate Change Adaptation strategy, to manage climate risk across the region.
Max Hislop, Programme Manager of the Glasgow & Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership, said “The GCV city region has a long history of partnership working for economic competitiveness. The Vision for Climate Ready Clyde makes clear the importance of partnership working as we assess the opportunities and threats to our region’s economy from a changing climate”