Local Authorities

The support and action of local authorities are seen as key to the successful delivery of the CSGN.

Through the CSGN Local Authority Concordat, the 19 councils which cover the CSGN area are committing to:

  • Adhere to the CSGN principles expressed in the CSGN vision
  • Embed the CSGN in all relevant policies, strategies and plans
  • Develop and enhance their partnership work to realise the CSGN.

As a national development within the third national planning framework, local planning authorities are required to take account of the CSGN when preparing their development plans and when making planning decisions. NatureScot provides guidance to local authorities in a number of areas related to green networks and development planning.

Each local authority's concordat is available to view on their individual partner pages. 

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