'Creating an environment for sustainable economic growth'.

Outcomes:

  • Businesses want to be based in Central Scotland
  • Increased levels of economic activity, competitiveness and employment
  • Increased levels of enterprise and creativity
  • A strong ‘green industry’

Ambitions:

  • Creating high-quality environments for businesses
  • Bringing vacant and derelict land into beneficial use
  • Increasing employment and training in land-based, ‘green’ and low-carbon industries

Who will benefit:

  • Individuals through more job opportunities
  • Businesses as they will find it easier to recruit and keep staff
  • Businesses through the delivery of goods and services related to the CSGN
  • The public sector through increased tax income.

Our Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change 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 CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.