Scotland’s largest urban nature 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.