FGS Target Area - CSGN Additional Contribution Area

This dataset defines the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Core and Fringe zone contribution areas. This forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 - 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme.

The data is based on the Scottish Governments Urban/Rural Classification 2011/12 dataset which classifies postcode areas according to settlement size and drive times to settlements.

The CSGN Contribution is only available within the CSGN area. It is offered to help land managers deliver the aims of the CSGN and in recognition of the higher costs involved with new woodland creation in this region. The rate awarded will be dependant on which of the two zones forms the greatest component of the application (ie. if more than 50% of the new woodland is within the fringe area, then the whole application will receive the fringe rate).

The CSGN is included in National Planning Framework 2 (NPF2) as one of only 14 National Developments considered by Ministers to be essential elements of the strategy for Scotland's long term development. As a national priority, it will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east which will deliver: "...a step change in environmental quality, woodland cover and recreational opportunities...[and] make Central Scotland a more attractive place to live in, do business and visit; help to absorb CO2; enhance biodiversity; and promote active travel and healthier life styles".

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Last Updated October 11, 2023, 12:10 (UTC)
Created May 6, 2016, 12:20 (UTC)