April 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016

Cumbernauld Green Routes Feasibility Project

Locations:
North Lanarkshire
Types:
Recreation & Active Travel
Funds:
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Scottish Wildlife Trust

Context

The Green Routes Feasibility Project was set up to deliver costed proposals for 3 Green Routes in Cumbernauld that will meet CSGN priorities by linking disadvantaged communities, promoting active travel to and from the town centre, improving environmental quality and re-connecting the woodland habitat network.

Project background

This project represents the next step in delivering a key vision of the Living Landscape Programme, a high-profile partnership initiative between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council. The vision is to create a high-quality, functioning green network by addressing the physical, environmental and social barriers which currently prevent the use of existing woodlands, greenspaces and footpaths in Cumbernauld.

The feasibility project was set up to investigate the quality of existing routes and how they could be improved for people and wildlife. The project was delivered with the support of CSGN, as well as North Lanarkshire Council, Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

How the project was delivered

To find out what the barriers are for both people and wildlife the project has carried out extensive research. This has engaged people from across the routes and carried out extensive wildlife habitat surveys.

Project outcomes

Maps of the routes, alongside visualisations of what they could look like in the future, were displayed in Cumbernauld town centre. The feasibility project will come up with a list of costed actions that Cumbernauld Living Landscape can seek funding for.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2015 CSGN Development Fund 32,026

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