SNH, on behalf of FCS and the CSGN Partnership Board, made a formal submission to the Scottish Government to nominate the CSGN initiative in the next iteration of the National Planning Framework, known as NPF3.
In the nomination letter, SNH highlighted that the:”CSGN is a long-term project to make central Scotland a more attractive place in which to live, work and invest. CSGN contributes to the Government’s overall purpose of making Scotland a more successful country, with opportunities for all to flourish, through sustainable economic growth. Investing in CSGN is part of the wider preventative-spend agenda. The green infrastructure benefits from the CSGN (such as health improvement, flood prevention or climate change mitigation and adaptation) will help to reduce demand on future Government spend.” And that the: “good practice emerging from the CSGN can also help with planning for the improvement of the broader green infrastructure resource in other parts of Scotland...”
As well as our own submission, the CSGN was nominated a further 6 times by other organisations including the Healthy Environment Network and a number of Councils and NGOs.