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Seven Lochs Design Guide

North Lanarkshire


RIBA Stage 1




Seven Lochs Partnership

At over 16 sq km, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is Scotland’s largest urban heritage and nature park. The Vision for the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is of a new park of national significance, sustaining and enhancing a high quality, innovative wetland environment that will:

Protect and enhance biodiversity and heritage
Promote health and well-being
Contribute to environmental, economic and social regeneration.

This Guide, produced by Collective Architecture for the Seven Lochs Partnership, provides a clear, ‘how to’ guide for developers, designers and decision-makers working in and around the Park. The purpose of the Guide, outlined here, presents a refreshed approach towards development that ensures new (or evolving) proposals integrate successfully with the Park and positively contribute to its enhancement.

The Guide is set out into three main Parts. Part A outlines a series of nine Design Principles that establish the key priorities. These are followed by Part B, which provides some examples, good and bad, of existing development within the Park. Finally, Part C Core Guidance outlines how to approach new design and development at varying scales within and around the Park.

With this Guide, the Partnership looks forward to working with developers, communities and partners to enable good choices to be made towards realising the vision and ambition for the Park for the benefit of residents, visitors and habitats.

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