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Launch of Scottish Soils Website

CSGN - Launch Scottish Soils Website

A website, which brings together information on one of Scotland's most valuable natural assets, has now gone live. The Scotland's Soils website will provide land managers, public bodies, the scientific community and members of the public with online access to decades of data relating to our soils for the first time.Soils are recognised as an extremely important national resource, literally underpinning our economy. Scotland relies on the quality of its soil to ensure success; from the crops we grow, to our stunning natural landscapes and the high standard of water quality we enjoy.

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Lothians & Fife Green Networks in Planning Policy

CSGN Lothians and Fife Planning Policy

Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership have published a topic paper on "Green Networks in Planning Policy and Management". This paper reviews how green networks will be delivered across the Lothians & Fife within the context of Scottish planning policy and highlights the challenges in delivering green networks through development planning and management. This paper is based on discussions held during a workshop session during the Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership meeting February 2013. 

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Briefing on Urban Green Infrastructure

CSGN Research Urban Green Infrastructure

A House of Commons Research Paper was published in November about Urban Green Infrastructure. Urban green infrastructure is a network of green spaces, water and other natural features within urban areas. A green infrastructure approach uses natural processes to deliver multiple functions, such as reducing the risk of flooding and cooling high urban temperatures. This POSTnote summarises research evidence of the effectiveness of green infrastructure, and challenges to its implementation.

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Funding Round-up

CSGN Funding

Many thanks to Paul Sizeland at Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership for sending us this excellent round-up of useful grant sources for environmental / biodiversity related activities. Some of these opportunities have deadlines very soon, good luck with your applications.

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Inverclyde Council Signs Green Network Concordat

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

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Midlothian Council Signs Green Network Concordat

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

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