he Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.
The Scottish Government’s second National Planning Framework identifies the CGSN as a national priority, which will deliver:
“…a step change in environmental quality, woodland cover and recreational opportunities…[and] make Central Scotland a more attractive place to live in, do business and visit; help to absorb CO²; enhance biodiversity; and promote active travel and healthier life styles”.
The CSGN is included in NPF2 as one of only 14 National Developments, considered by Ministers to be essential elements of the strategy for Scotland’s long term development. The action programme published alongside NPF2 sets out some initial proposals on what outcomes a CSGN might help deliver across central Scotland, who needs to be involved in delivery, and what the priority actions might comprise.
Sounds interesting but where’s the money coming from ?