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Four More Councils Sign CSGN Concordat

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12 December was a busy day for the CSGN Chair, with signing ceremonies with key representatives of Falkirk, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils.

In signing up to the Concordat, each Council has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to the CSGN, as expressed through the network’s inclusion in Scotland’s second National Planning Framework, as well as the opportunities the CSGN has to offer.

Each Council has pledged to:

  • Embed the CSGN in all relevant policies, strategies and plans - most notably in Single Outcome Agreements, Community Plans and development plans; and
  • Develop and enhance its partnership work to realise the CSGN.

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Falkirk Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in Falkirk will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Falkirk Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

Falkirk Council is the third Council to sign up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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South Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in South Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and South Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

South Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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North Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in North Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and North Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

North Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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East Ayrshire Council signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in East Ayrshire will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and East Ayrshire Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

East Ayrshire Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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Edinburgh Greenspace Project Wins Landscape Accolade

A project which has been instrumental in bringing innovative and practicable solutions for vacant and derelict land to the forefront has been honoured in the prestigious Landscape Institute Awards 2012.

Optimised Environments (OPEN) scooped the Strategic Landscape Planning award for its pilot temporary greenspace study, which it conducted in partnership with the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT), following the Trust’s successful funding application to the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund.

The feasibility and mapping research study aimed to explore the potential for bringing vacant, derelict, and ‘stalled’ land back into beneficial use in the short or medium term, by using the spaces as temporary greenspace sites and other interim land uses.

OPEN identified actions which achieve environmental and social benefits and proposed landscape solutions that are fundable and maintainable on a temporary yet self-sustaining basis.

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CSGN Development Fund 2013-2015 Launched

Funding Available for Growing Central Belt's Greenspace

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Strategic greenspace improvement projects in Central Scotland can now benefit from a share of an additional £270,000 following an extension to the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

Organisations in the central belt seeking to deliver strategic projects which promote healthier lifestyles and enhance the local environment within the CSGN geographic area can apply for a share of the funding available to new projects.

Successful applications will join around 20 existing projects already sharing over £600,000 previously allocated by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Government in the previous round of the CSGN Development Fund.

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