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East Ayrshire Cabinet confirmed support for the creation of a new Galloway National Park this week, as they agreed to reaffirm their backing for the Galloway National Park Association (GNPA) submission to the Scottish Government as it considers bids for the designation of new National Parks in Scotland
Concerned East Ayrshire councillors came together at Cabinet this week to call for urgent action by Transport Scotland and the Scottish and UK Governments to prioritise and find alternative sources of funding for vital improvements to infrastructure at Kilmarnock’s Bellfield Interchange.
East Ayrshire councillors from all parties have joined forces in calling for a summit with Scottish ministers to discuss planning restrictions imposed by SEPA, which would significantly impact on future developments in the area.
Collaborative working with partner organisations to achieve maximum benefit for local communities and boost the economy, has been a longstanding ethos at East Ayrshire Council, as its teams strive to reach Net Zero targets.
Global significance of Scotland’s first UNESCO Biosphere recognised with renewed designated status and boundary extension in 10th anniversary year
Just over ten years since Galloway & Southern Ayrshire (GSA) was designated Scotland’s first UNESCO Biosphere, a global delegation of UN officials today (4 July) announced the renewal of the site’s UNESCO status for a further ten years, in recognition of its pioneering achievements in sustainable development and supporting global climate change goals. The revalidation reflects southwest Scotland’s world class natural heritage and the leading role the Biosphere plays in building a secure and greener economic future for Scotland and the UK.
The future of planning in East Ayrshire has been mapped out - and it’s now open for public comment with the launch of the Council’s Local Development Plan 2 consultation.