Green Space Network
Green Space Network is a strategic network connecting various habitats and species, urban and rural green spaces to each other and the communities around them. It offers a wide range of social, health economic and environmental benefits.
Policy NE1 of Aberdeen Local Development Plan (ALDP) explains the purpose of the network and how it will be protected and enhanced through the planning process. The network has been identified to protect and enhance designated natural heritage sites; to improve connectivity between habitats and open spaces; and to promote opportunities for physical activity and access to the outdoors. It also takes into account climate change adaptation opportunities and flood risk or alleviation, the distribution of existing open spaces and their relationship with communities, development opportunities, health and deprivation information and transport issues.
Aberdeen's Green Space Network is made up from three types of component:
- Cores - Large or key areas of existing green space
- Links - Existing or desirable corridors of green space linking other green spaces together such as paths or core paths, waterbodies and wildlife corridors
- Stepping Stones - Isolated green spaces which may be difficult or inappropriate to link to the rest of the network using a continuous green corridor, but which may still offer opportunities to deliver the benefits of Green Space Network.
You can view our Green Space Network through the Council's GIS Interactive Mapping system and second mouse button clicking on an area of Green Space will bring up a window showing information concerning the site clicked:
Please refer to the following list for further information about the abbreviations used and links to the source data, designations, organisations and projects referred to in our Green Space Network GIS tool.
- Aberdeen Greenspace
- Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route
- Ancient Woodland and Semi-Natural Woodland
- NE Scotland Biodiversity Action Plan
- Core Paths Plan
- Greenspace Scotland
Natural Heritage - District Wildlife Sites, Local Biodiversity Action Plan, LNCS, Local Nature Reserves, Nature Conservation Strategy, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Sites of Interest to Natural Science.
- Dee Catchment Management Plan
- Forestry Commission Scotland
- SEPA - Good Ecological Status and River Basin Management Plan
- Aberdeen Local Development Plan - Proposed Sites and Opportunity Sites
- Native Woodland Survey of Scotland
- North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
- PAN 65 Typology
- Scottish Natural Heritage - Special Areas of Conservation
- Tree Preservation Orders
- United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan
- Woodlands In and Around Town
To see the mapping in detail please click on the image map below and second mouse button clicking on an area of Green Space will bring up a window showing information concerning the site clicked:
Planning and Sustainable Development
Aberdeen City Council
Ground Floor North
Business Hub 4
Phone: 01224 523464
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