Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Case Study Information
Description: 
Scotland’s largest urban nature park
Progress so far: 

A vision and masterplan has been published, which identifies the important features in the area, and looks at how they can be brought together to create a large scale park and visitor destination.

GIS mapping through the EcoServ GIS project in partnership with Scottish Wildlife Trust and the SEPA has allowed ecosystem services to be mapped and considered across the Seven Lochs area. 

The partnership will work with Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network partnership and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to take forwards plans for the park.

Challenges and lessons learned: 

North Lanarkshire Local Development Plan (2012) identifies Community Growth Areas (CAGs) around Gartcosh and Glenboig for housing development, in addition to new business and industrial development. The Glasgow City Council's City Plan 2 (2009) also identifies CAGs within and around the park, as well as the Easterhouse regeneration route through the park, and the upgrade to Gartloch road.

These pressures highlight the importance of integrating the developments into the park and green infrastructure network.  Impacts from these developments will be minimised by including them in plans for the park, to ensure that development is to a high standard and is integrated into the wetland environment.

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