At CSGNT we are trying to help to reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in line with the guidance from Public Health Scotland. We are still fully operational but are seeking to reduce the exposure of our staff, clients, visitors and the wider public to the risk of infection. Accordingly, the majority of our staff will be working from home and we are aiming to hold meetings virtually through video or teleconferencing wherever this is possible. There will be a small core staff group working in the office at Hillhouseridge providing essential technical support for the wider team.
A new 2.3km Green Route linking communities between Abronhill and Cumbernauld town centre will be created by North Lanarkshire Council and Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT).
The project will see existing paths upgraded and road crossings improved for pedestrian safety, including installation of a toucan crossing and four raised islands.
Environmental improvements and planting will be carried out along the route and, as part of a community arts initiative, two underpasses and a bridge will also be refurbished.
The Carron Dams Local Nature Reserve project has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2020.
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.