Eleven new biodiversity areas have been put forward by Renfrewshire Council as part of its drive towards net zero emissions through the Ren Zero campaign.

Following the successful introduction of seven biodiversity areas in Renfrewshire earlier this year in Paisley, Erskine, Johnstone and Inchinnan, the council has set out the next eleven areas it is looking to make improvements to.

The new areas include works in Erskine, Renfrew, Johnstone, Kilbarchan, Langbank, Linwood and Paisley, with each location and the plans to transform the current site available to see at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/biodiversity.

There is a survey for local people to provide feedback which has a closing date of Sunday 22 January 2023.

Councillor Michelle Campbell, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “Biodiversity will play a big role in improving our environment and reducing our emissions as we strive to reach net zero in Renfrewshire.

“We’ve seen great results so far, particularly at our wildflower corridors at Linwood Road and Greenock Road with bright, diverse vegetation coming through in the first planting, and these have been cut for the winter season to maintain and improve the growth of wildflowers as these favours the growth of our Scottish meadow plants over the existing turf.

“If you’ve got any feedback on the next set of areas then please fill out the survey by 22 January and this will help our teams finalise the next steps.”

Anyone who is not able to access the plans online can email ei@renfrewshire.gov.uk, call 0300 300 0380 to request a call back, or visit a local library to be supported to view the story map and respond with their feedback.

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