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Natural Connections – Transforming your views into actions

Concept plan of Ravenswood LNR improvements

Cumbernauld Living Landscape is currently conducting a community consultation regarding improvements to the entrance to North Lanarkshire Council’s beautiful, Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve.

These improvements include a small outdoor classroom to encourage local primary and secondary schools usage and stewardship of the site. Redesigning the butterfly garden to provide a haven for pollinators and creating a space that local residents can enjoy.

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Celebrating Living Landscapes at Gardening Scotland

The Gardening Scotland Living Landscape team

Last weekend Cumbernauld Living Landscape along with the Edinburgh and Coigach-Assynt Living Landscapes had the pleasure of hosting several stalls at Gardening Scotland at the Ingliston Royal Highland Centre.  We were situated in the Living Garden exhibit alongside the wonderful One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens designed and built by Eco School students throughout Scotland.

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Better protection for sensitive sites

 

This summer Urban Designer and Landscape Architect Marion Profit completed an internship with the Scottish Wildlife Trust as part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape partnership. Her interest was how buffer zones can protect sensitive sites as one of the key elements of green infrastructure.

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Community Growth Area – have your say

The development of the Community Growth Areas south of Forest Road and around Palacerigg will see major change in South Cumbernauld. Make sure your views are heard at North Lanarkshire Council's consultation as it will set the agenda for new major developments in the area.

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Green route design event – register now!

Cumbernauld Green Routes feasibility project is looking to transform the centre of Cumbernauld and its links to surrounding communities by creating green routes which are accessible, safe and enjoyable. Register now for the design event to help shape the solutions to reconnect Cumbernauld's green network.

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Community Growth Area – growing the green network

Scotland has some of the best planning policy in Europe and the Cumbernauld Living Landscape wants to ensure it is delivered in the town's Community Growth  Areas (CGAs). Cumbernauld is expanding and with this change comes the opportunity to put policy into practice and ensure sustainable growth. 

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High-rise regeneration is improving the green network

Sanctuary Housing is working with Cumbernauld Living Landscape to improve the green network in the town. Following the demolition of the first three blocks – Bruce House, Buchan House and Douglas House – Sanctuary’s contractors have helped improve Scottish Wildlife Trust wildlife reserve in Seafar.

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From Cumbernauld to Portland – an international perspective on new and old green infrastructure

Morag MacGregor completed a volunteer internship with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape  and was awarded a  Landscape Institute Student Travel Award 2014. After completing her internship in Cumbernauld she travelled to Portland and Oregon to investigate Green Infrastructure – this is the first of two blogs about what she learnt and experienced. 

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Roads were not built for cars

 

The vision was wide, smooth paths adjacent to main roads but separated from the dangers of cars. Cumbernauld has miles and miles of paths through woodlands, glens and parks but there are now barriers to getting around that were not foreseen in the 1960's.