‘Local planning’ expert group unveiled

SIX Scots local authorities – from 22 that applied – have been approved to take part in a pilot exercise that will involve the sharing of expertise and wisdom as to how best to compile ‘local place plans’.

The successful councils are: Dundee, Fife, Highland, Midlothian, Renfrewshire and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles). An invitation to join the pilot (called the Key Agencies Group) was issued in January, with 22 local authorities applying by the following month.

The invitation was issued by the Scottish Government agency, Architecture & Design Scotland, which reports, here: “The six selected authorities represent an exciting range of places and contexts, offering a strong basis for transferrable learning for the benefit of others.”

The announcement coincides with the publication, by the Scottish Government, of guidance on local development planning (here).

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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