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Greater Easterhouse

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Grantee: Glasgow City Council

What are we going to do?

The project will create new and improved open space through an integrated green and blue network in two focus areas – Cranhill/Ruchazie and Blairtumnock which will create green finger connections to the 7 Lochs Wetland Area. The project will transform over 29ha of land within an area which has been identified as one of Scotland’s most socially and economically deprived areas. There will be a mix of habitats network creation including wildflower, wetland, woodland and grassland. The project will transform vacant and derelict sites into connected and accessible green spaces with surface water management ponds, channels and day-lighting of culverted burns.

The unusual population of water voles will be protected during the work, and have their habitat enhanced.

Croftcoign landscape design AF - 300dpi - copyright SWECO

Where did the idea for the project come from?

The project emerged from a number of strategic documents and the main activities have been identified through the undertaking of an Integrated Green Infrastructure Study completed in March 2016. This considered the topography, hydrology, urban structure, existing green and habitat networks and the needs and views of the local community (through previous engagement work undertaken and input from local stakeholders).

How communities have helped us develop our ideas

The project involved local communities in the development of the green infrastructure designs. This includes two workshops and update briefings through local network groups e.g Thriving Places and Seven Loch's Wetland Park activities. In April and May 2017 Ice Cream Architecture ran a series of events to refine the outline designs.

To support this outcome the project organisations have developed partnership projects with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Scotland and RSPB. Both TCV and RSPB have established links with community groups, vol