The second phase of the project takes forward a number of the actions from the framework. We have identified a suite of projects which we are now supporting through 2011/12 with a view to reporting on learning and good practice in Spring 2012. The projects are described below:

Glasgow

We are assisting Glasgow City Council’s stalled spaces project to identify and document case studies of temporary greenspace projects to widen their support and guidance for communities and landowners.

Partners: Glasgow City Council, Development and Regeneration Services

Edinburgh

We are encouraging the City of Edinburgh Council to consider temporary greenspace uses (informed by strategic development priorities) within the city’s Area Development Frameworks.  Elsewhere, our discussions with partners in Craigmillar and Leith have helped to identify a number of stalled spaces projects which are now being taken forward by the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust.

Partners: City of Edinburgh Council; PARC Craigmillar; Port of Leith Housing Association; Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust

Irvine

In early 2011, we advised the Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company on the production of a strategy for the looking at development of a green network for Irvine Bay (including the potential for three large stalled spaces to contribute to the network and the identification of any elements of the proposed temporary greenspaces which should be retained in future developments).

Partners: Irvine Bay URC; RSPB Scotland; Forestry Commission Scotland

Stirling

We are evaluating the learning associated with Raploch’s Green Arena temporary greenspace project.

Partners: Raploch URC, Architecture and Design Scotland

Rothesay

In Rothesay, we are supporting the development of a community arts and skills training space in a stalled space in the town centre

Partners: Argyle and Bute Council, Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative


We are encouraging all these projects to share experiences and practice examples.