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The Green Network

The “Green Network” is an opportunity for communities to get involved in the creation of landscape amenity and mitigation in addition to the proposals already outlined by SP Energy Networks.

These plans will see SP Energy Networks working in partnership with local groups and other delivery bodies to develop additional landscape improvements in the overhead line corridor between the scarp of the Ochil Hills and Glenside. The concept of a Green Network in Stirling is ambitious; however SP Energy Networks along with the Scottish Government, Stirling Council and other delivery partners are committed to driving this vision forward. This will only be achieved with the involvement and help of local communities.

The project takes a partnership approach and captures ideas and opportunities that are important locally. We have engaged with local communities and interest groups to identify projects that will help to deliver landscape and visual improvement, support local initiatives and projects.

What Happens Next?

To date the process has resulted in a number of project ideas/submissions, with a good geographical spread across the defined mitigation corridor. An exercise of review, mapping and assessment is underway to define projects in terms of their scope, cost, deliverability and compliance with the mitigation framework criteria, and to identify linkages and overlaps between projects.

Stakeholders including Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB, SNH, SEPA, Inner Forth Landscape Initiative, Ochils Landscape Partnership and others will be updated on potential projects to identify where they may be able to provide support and/or where projects support current Stakeholder initiatives.

The Partnership Group comprising Scottish Government, Stirling Council, Central Scotland Green Networks and ScottishPower will then be presented with a summary of all potential projects with recommendations on their fit with the project mitigation framework criteria. The Partnership Group will select projects to be taken forward, with implementation of the first projects expected to commence in 2015.

How Will It Work?

The framework includes:

  • A mitigation strategy for the Stirling area agreed between partners
  • Project funding to support landscape and visual mitigation projects
  • A management structure and mechanism to deliver and implement projects 

Partnership Group

Project Implementation Group

Beauly Denny Legacy Steering Group

  • Stirling Council
  • Scottish Government
  • Central Scotland Green Network
  • Scottish Power Transmission
  • Stirling Council
  • Stirling Council Elected Members
  • Public Representatives

Consultation Archive 

We are undertaking a wide ranging consultation process, the purpose of which is to invite communities and local groups to get involved. The partnership group would welcome your ideas and project opportunities that will help to ensure the mitigation addresses local issues. The first of these Consultation events was held on the 19th February at the Mayfield Centre, St. Ninians, Stirling, the second will be held on Monday 17th March 2014 at the Allan Community Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT. Please feel free to drop in any time between 5.00pm and 8.00pm.

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