October 17, 2010

Forthbank Loop Community Greenspace Project

Locations:
Stirling
Types:
Employment & Training, Greenspace for Health & Well-being, Integrated Habitat Network, Recreation & Active Travel, Woodland Creation
Funds:
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Active Stirling

Project background

Active Stirling received £20,000 to undertake site investigations and prepare a  Forthbank Loop Masterplan and Business Plan to provide enhanced opportunities for recreation and health improvement to local residents. The plan proposes developing Forthbank Loop as a new community and recreational asset with improved links to neighbourhoods, 5 km of new paths set in 12 ha of new woodland and other habitats. The business case presents a financial appraisal and management model to ensure the project is viable, deliverable and sustainable. The Raploch URC Environment Task Force will help develop and manage the site providing employment, skills development and work experience for local disadvantaged individuals. The project partners are now finalising a three phase programme and seeking funding to deliver the path and woodland works as phase 1. This will be followed by more formal sporting provision and then the restoration of an historic steading, the Borrowmeadow, as a visitor/educational resource.

Active Stirling used a further grant of £6,000 to finalise plans and prepare applications for funding for the development of ex-industrial land at Forthbank Loop, adjacent to the Stirling Sports Village, into an outdoor sports and recreation facility. As a result of the grant an application was submitted to the SRDP for funding to plant new trees and woodlands, and to create a new path network across the site.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2010 CSGN Development Fund 20,000
2011 CSGN Development Fund 6,000

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