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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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Board Vacancies - Central Scotland Green Network Trust

CSGNT is currently looking for up to three new Board members. Our Board is responsible for the overall direction and governance of the Trust. To expand the range of skills we currently have on our Board, we are seeking applicants with backgrounds in one or more of the following:  finance and governance; work in the third/community sector; housing (private and social) and strategic partnership working. The Board is committed to increasing its own diversity and applications are particularly welcome from currently under-represented perspectives. 

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CSGN projects win quality in planning awards

Winners of the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019 were announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 20 November.

Now in its 20th year holding a place as one of the Government’s most prestigious awards, they celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of the sector’s professionalism.

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Tourism chief visits Lanarkshire 

VisitScotland’s Chief Executive was focused on Lanarkshire tourism as his annual country-wide listening tour brought him to the area.

Malcolm Roughead met with businesses, councils and attractions across North and South Lanarkshire including the John Muir Way.

The tour brought him to The Boathouse at Auchinstarry Marina in Kilsyth which sits on the long-distance route – honouring the legacy of Scottish conservationist John Muir - and acts as a stamping station for a special route “passport”.

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Shortlist announced for Nature of Scotland Awards

Forty-four projects from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the eighth Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The shortlist of nominees up for this year’s Nature of Scotland Awards were announced yesterday at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Emma Harper MSP and sponsored by The Botanist.

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