The GCV Green Network Partnership aims to make the Glasgow metropolitan region one of Europe’s most attractive places to live, work and play through the creation of a large functional Green Network.

Intended outcomes of the GCV Green Network include:

  • increasing the attractiveness of the region as a location for business;
  • creating opportunities for health improvement;
  • building stronger, better connected communities; and
  • protecting and enhancing wildlife and the environment, by providing accessible quality greenspace.

The GCV Green Network Partnership co-ordinates action at a strategic level. This ensures local activity fits in to the big picture and all projects contribute to making the GCV Green Network happen.

The Partnership operates across eight local authority areas: East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire

In September 2016, the GCV Green Network Partnership signed it's CSGN Regional Partner Concordat:

Concordat between the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) and the Glasgow Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership (GCVGNP)

We acknowledge that

  • We must have places that are nationally and internationally competitive if we want our communities to thrive in the future
  • Our environment makes a vital contribution to our economic wellbeing, our health and our quality of life
  • We need to improve our environment to cope with the impacts of climate change and so that it will deliver all that it can for the people who live and work in the Glasgow Clyde Valley area
  • Change at the scale required can only take place over a long period with sustained resourcing.

We welcome

  • The government’s commitment to the CSGN as expressed through its inclusion as a National development in Scotland’s National Planning Framework
  • The CSGN concept as described in the CSGN Vision
  • The opportunity the creation of the CSGN provides to deliver our economic, social and environmental aims
  • The opportunities presented by partnership working to strengthen the delivery of the CSGN and to strengthen partners’ commitment to that.

CSGNT commits from this date to

  • Promote the interests and activities of the GCVGNP wherever possible within the architecture of the CSGN
  • Recognise the role of the GCVGNP as the link body to Local Authorities in the Glasgow Clyde Valley region
  • Commission the GCVGNP to carry out research and development work of mutual interest to both parties annually as funding allows
  • To support the work of the GCVGNP in project development and delivery this to include, inter alia, work on the Seven Lochs project and the Strategic Development Areas
  • Create wherever possible wider ‘market conditions’ (e.g. the creation of funding streams) that will support the work of the GCVGNP and other partnerships
  • Ensure that CSGNT communications work is compatible with, and supportive of, GCVGNP communications.

GCVGNP commits from this date to

  • Realise the CSGN Vision within the GCVGNP area
  • Recognise the role of the CSGNT as the link body to the CSGN Programme Committee
  • Promote the interests and activities of the CSGNT and other regional partnerships wherever possible within the architecture of the CSGN
  • Invite the CSGNT to be represented at GCVGNP Board meetings in an advisory role
  • Actively participate in CSGN Regional Advisory Forum and contribute to the wider development of the CSGN through input of advice and ideas
  • Ensure that GCVGNP communications work is compatible with, and supportive of, CSGN communications.