Partner Directory

City of Edinburgh Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, City of Edinburgh Council is committed to:

  • Support the work of the Lothian and Fife Green Network Partnership as part of the Council’s commitment to the CSGN principles of partnership working.
  • Ensure the Green Network is integrated, as appropriate, into development plans, development frameworks, masterplans and design briefs.
  • Promote connectivity and multi-functional use of all types of greenspace at a range of scales in both urban and rural areas.
  • Identify opportunities and priority areas for Green Network enhancement to target available resources and facilitate its delivery.

Download City of Edinburgh Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

Clackmannanshire Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, Clackmannanshire Council is committed to:

  • Develop a programme for the delivery of Green Network priorities in Clackmannanshire, taking into account
    • The actions and priorities set out in A Vision for Gartmorn Green Dam Hub: Framework for Future Management and Maintenance
    • The actions and opportunities identified within the Green Infrastructure Mapping exercise and strategy, to support investment in greenspace
    • The actions set out in the Clackmannanshire Local Biodiversity Plan
    • The actions set out in the Clackmannanshire Open Space Strategy
    • Development of the Clackmannanshire core paths network, as guided by the Clackmannanshire Core Paths Plan.
  • Support the delivery of the programme of projects and activities of the Ochils Landscape Partnership and Inner Forth Landscape Partnership.

Download Clackmannanshire Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

East Ayrshire Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, East Ayrshire Council is committed to:

  • Assist the greening of key industrial/business sites and environs – both within and on the edge of existing communities, in particular where sites are to be redeveloped
  • Support the restoration of open cast coal sites so that connections are made to surrounding green networks
  • Help larger Greenfield housing sites connect to existing and planned footpaths and cycleways Creating better linkages to the wider countryside in rural communities – within the Irvine Valley, New Cumnock etc.

Download East Ayrshire Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

East Dunbartonshire Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, East Dunbartonshire Council is committed to:

  • Support the work of the GCV Green Network Partnership as a regional expression of the CSGN principles of partnership working
  • Deliver the objectives and actions set out in the Green Network Strategy to deliver improvements on both an individual settlement level and a larger, authority-wide, landscapewide and cross-boundary scale via Strategic Area Action Plans for the Campsie Fells, the Glazert Valley, the River Kelvin, the Forth & Clyde Canal and Mugdock Country Park
  • Ensure the Green Network is integrated into masterplans for development proposals
  • Deliver the East Dunbartonshire Open Space Strategy
  • Undertake our work with a particular focus on providing for the disadvantaged within our communities.

Download East Dunbartonshire Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

East Lothian Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, East Lothian Council is committed to:

  • Ensure the green network is an integral part of the Spatial Strategy and relevant policy areas of the East Lothian Local Development Plan
  • Ensure the green network is integrated into masterplans, development frameworks and design briefs for relevant development proposals
  • Ensure that relevant development proposals contribute towards the provision and/or consolidation of green networks in a proportionate way, consistent with the scale and nature of the development
  • Support the work of the Lothian & Fife Green Network partnership as part of the Council`s commitment to the CSGN principles of partnership working
  • Support attractive, networked greenspaces, both urban and rural, that are easily accessible to people living and working in East Lothian
  • Support a network of paths for active walking, cycling, horse riding and recreation to support healthy lifestyles and benefit the local economy by providing tourism business opportunities.

Download East Lothian Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

East Renfrewshire Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, East Renfrewshire Council is committed to:

  • Ensure the Green Network is integrated, as appropriate, into development plans, development frameworks, masterplans and planning briefs for development proposals
  • Ensure that development within East Renfrewshire contributes towards the provision of new Green Infrastructure in a way which is consistent with the scale and nature of the development.

Download East Renfrewshire Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

Fife Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, Fife Council is committed to:

  • Audit all vacant and derelict land within the Fife CSGN area and examine the feasibility of improving biodiversity and recreation
  • Use the Integrated Habitat Network tool for the delivery of CSGN priorities in planning
  • Promote and support community growing initiatives and encourage the development of rural skills training in partnership with local communities and other agencies
  • Continue to develop and manage routes for public access, including the Core Path Network, Fife Coastal Path, cycleways and the proposed Pilgrim’s Route
  • Finalise new Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Guidance for open space and new development planning processes
  • Improve access to life-enhancing green spaces through the implementation of Fife’s Green Space Strategy
  • Maintain and improve access to Fife’s beaches and demonstrate the quality of these facilities through an ongoing commitment to securing Seaside Awards and Blue Flags
  • Deliver duties under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to further the conservation of biodiversity and adopt the goals of the UN Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
  • Integrate the Government’s ‘ecosystem approach’ to decisions affecting land use
  • Manage, conserve and enhance the biodiversity and countryside of Fife in partnership with the Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, LFGNP and other partners
  • Identify and protect green networks in key settlements in Fife and identify opportunities for their enhancement through the relevant Local Development Plan.

Download Fife Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

 

Glasgow City Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, Glasgow City Council is committed to:

  • Support the work of the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership as part of the Council’s commitment to the CSGN principles of partnership working
  • Promote connectivity and multi-functional use of all types of greenspace at a range of scales in both urban and semi-urban areas
  • Identify opportunities and priority areas for Green Network enhancement to target available resources and facilitate its delivery
  • Support our community driven projects which help contribute to the development of the Green Network.

Download Glasgow City Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

Inverclyde Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, Inverclyde Council is committed to:

  • Support the work of the GCV Green Network Partnership as a regional expression of the CSGN principles of partnership working
  • Draw on lessons from the Spango Valley “Integrated Green Infrastructure Design Study” to encourage green network integration at the outset into masterplanning
  • Emphasise the value of the Green Network concept to the regeneration agenda through promotion of the “Area Renewal and the Inverclyde Green Network” document, and the follow-on Case Studies Report
  • Promote the Green Network as a vehicle to achieve multiple aims, notably for access, biodiversity and heritage, both natural and cultural. In the latter respect, the developing Inverclyde Heritage Trail can be seen as an example of good practice.

Download Inverclyde Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

John Muir Way

The John Muir Way Partnership Group was established in late 2016 to oversee the further development and ongoing management of the route. A number of working groups are also operating with the purpose of maintaining the route, planning and delivering upgrades or making further links to the route, supporting economic development, community engagement, communications and events. CSGNT is working to secure funding to support future activity. In January 2017, the route was granted Scotland’s Great Trails status by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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Midlothian Council

In signing the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, Midlothian Council is committed to:

  • Support the work of Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership as part of the Council’s commitment to the green network principles of partnership working
  • Ensure the green network is integrated, as appropriate, into development plans, development frameworks, masterplans and design briefs
  • Enhance connections between places in towns and countryside areas in a manner that can be used by both people and wildlife
  • Identify opportunities and priority areas for green network enhancement to target available resources and facilitate its delivery.

Download Midlothian Council's full CSGN Local Authority Concordat

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator, protecting and improving Scotland’s environment. As a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, SEPA’s role is to make sure that the environment and human health are protected, to ensure that Scotland’s natural resources and services are used as sustainably as possible and contribute to sustainable economic growth.

Staff

The key staff involved in the management and delivery of the CSGN are:

  • Scott Mathieson


SEPA is working in partnership with others to support delivery of the CSGN, including:

  • improving urban water quality through the Water Environment Fund (WEF)
  • working with rural landowners and managers to improve rural water quality by soil erosion and pollution due to agricultural run-off
  • developing and implementing Local Flood Risk Management Plans to address flood risks identifed in Flood Risk Management Strategies
  • working with local authorities and transport providers to improve air quality

Scottish Forestry

Scottish Forestry serves as the forestry directorate of the Scottish Government and is responsible to Scottish Ministers. Its mission is to protect and expand Scotland's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment. It is also responsible for managing the National Forest Estate in Scotland on behalf of Ministers. 

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Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum

The Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum is a cross sector association committed to serving the interests of Green Infrastructure development in Scotland. The Forum recognises that Scotland has particular environmental drivers with regard to the development of Green Infrastructure systems.

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