Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN)

The Scottish Government is sponsoring an ambitious project to ‘change the face of Central Scotland by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayreshire and Inverclyde in the west to Fife and the Lothians in the east’.  The plan of the CSGN is to coordinate the efforts of a number of bodies, including local authorities, the forestry commission, community organisations, land owners… in order to create and support a network of quality green space for recreation including cycling and walking networks, public woodland areas and parks and also growing spaces for local food production such as allotments and community gardens and private gardens.  The overarching aim is to increase public well being while reducing carbon footprint.
The prospectus was launched at  the Ravenscraig site of Motherwell College on April 26.  The plans are now going through an intensive consultation process which is due to end on July 2.  There is an online consultation form that can be down loaded completed and returned by anyone interested and there are workshops which are free to attend, but must be booked.  Anyone who cares about improving the green spaces and biodiversity of our urban and rural areas should at least look at the web site to see what is proposed, and consider sending in a written response or even attending one of the workshops.

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