New Chief Executive appointed at Central Scotland Green Network Trust

The Board of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Derek Robertson as the charity’s new Chief Executive.

Prior to joining CSGNT, Derek was Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, a position he held for nearly nine years. Derek led KSB’s work on climate change, sustainable development, local environmental quality, behaviour change and environmental education.

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Funding boost for former opencast sites in East Ayrshire

The Coalfield communities of East Ayrshire are set to benefit from a multi-million pound landscape and heritage regeneration project, following the exciting announcement that the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership has been successful in its application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery players the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP) has secured £2,220,500 for a 5 year delivery phase. When added to other funding that partners have secured and will continue to secure, the total project budget will be in the region of £6million. 

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2020 CSGN Forum postponed

NOTICE: 2020 CSGN Forum postponed due to coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak

"It is with great reluctance that we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s CSGN Forum. The most reliable medical predictions suggest that the COVID19 epidemic will reach its peak in early June and we feel it is very unlikely that events will be possible for some time after that. While we had already put a significant amount of time into planning and organising the Forum, this is not important in the larger scheme of things.

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CSGN Annual Review 2018/19 published

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Annual Review 2018/19 has been published and is available to download.

The review provides an insight to our partners’ work that, by improving the environment across central Scotland, is making healthier places to live, and more attractive places to invest and do business in. It brings a focus to the national significance of the CSGN, projects that are being delivered at scale, and action that is benefiting people at a community level. 

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Natural capital tool launched to help protect the environment

An ambitious new online resource has been launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to help ensure better environmental decision-making by valuing our ‘natural capital’.

For the first time, a comprehensive and integrated set of evidence and guidance about UK natural capital is now accessible from one place. It is intended to help policy makers, businesses, landowners and public sector organisations make better planning decisions in order to protect and to boost natural capital.

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Planning for Green Infrastructure brochure launched

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership, together with the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), have today launched the Planning for Green Infrastructure brochure, providing a guide to exemplar green infrastructure planning policies.

The planning system has an important role to play in safeguarding existing green infrastructure and securing delivery of connected, accessible and well-designed new green infrastructure. This new brochure highlights the key policies to help achieve this.

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