The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) was established in March 2014. It was created to provide capacity to help realise the Vision for the Central Scotland Green Network. Its role and activities are intended to be complementary to, and supportive of, the wider CSGN network.
CSGNT seeks to:
- Drive forward and coordinate the delivery of the CSGN
- Raise awareness of, and participation in, the CSGN
- Provide support and capacity to others delivering the CSGN
- Identify spatial and thematic needs to help target resources
- Directly deliver with stakeholders projects on the ground
The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is changing the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.
The Scottish Government’s third National Planning Framework (NPF3) identifies the CGSN as one of only 14 National Developments, considered by Ministers to be essential elements of the strategy for Scotland’s long term economic recovery and development.
The CSGN will deliver:
“...a step change in environmental quality, woodland cover and recreational opportunities...[and] make Central Scotland a more attractive place to live in, do business and visit; help to absorb CO²; enhance biodiversity; and promote active travel and healthier life styles”.
It will comprise: A strategic network of woodland and other habitats, active travel routes, greenspace links, watercourses and waterways, providing an enhanced setting for development and other land uses and improved opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural activity.