The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is a national development in the Scottish Government’s third National Planning Framework. With a wide-ranging remit, far beyond a ‘green initiative’, the CSGN is improving the vitality, health and well-being of central Scotland.

The overarching CSGN vision is that by 2050, the area will be transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality. The CSGN is creating an environment which supports sustainable economic growth, good physical and mental well-being, and will help central Scotland to thrive in a changing climate and for nature to flourish.

This series of visuals illustrates what will make up the CSGN and the outcomes it will deliver in line with our vision.

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.