East Lothian towns are set to benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and East Lothian Council.
The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.
East Lothian Council (ELC) has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.
In signing up to the scheme, ELC has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to the CSGN, as expressed through the network’s inclusion in Scotland’s National Planning Framework, as well as the opportunities the CSGN has to offer. ELC has also pledged to embed the CSGN in all relevant policies, strategies and plans and to develop and enhance its partnership work to realise the CSGN.
ELC leader, Willie Innes, said: “East Lothian has an enviable natural environment that attracts many people to live, locate their business or to visit. The aims of the CSGN concordat will greatly enhance opportunities for people to maximise environmental benefits and improve their quality of life.”