Resourcing Local Place Plans

(Idea gathered from contributions at Skye event)

Community Councils or Groups wanting to develop local place plans should receive support to advice, guidance and support from planning professionals.

An LPP template populated with information relevant to the area would be a useful tool, as would information on any development constraints (e.g. land subject to statutory designations in the Local Development Plan and advice from statutory consultees like SEPA or Scottish Natural Heritage).

The Bill should require Planning Authorities to give greater weight to LPPs than the Bill’s current text of ‘have regard to’.

Why the contribution is important

Providing greater resources to help Community Councils and Groups will enable them to develop more robust plans, involve more people and deliver plans that better meet the needs of their communities.

By requiring Local Authorities to have more than regard to LPPs, communities will not then go to a lot of time (which is all voluntary) and expense drawing up a plan which can then be easily ignored by the Planning Authority.

by ScotParlModerator on February 20, 2018 at 09:41AM

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  • Posted by ClaireWilliams February 26, 2018 at 17:02

    Community Council structures and engagement strategies require huge overhaul before they can be said to be true voice of communities - why not develop a new group with specific focus which community council and other existing groups can feed into.
  • Posted by mrssue February 27, 2018 at 17:27

     Posted by mrssue February 27, 2018 at 17:24

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    The proposal for Local Place Plans places a huge burden of costs in time and stress and finance upon any community that decides to embark upon the process. Snd, st the end of it all, the LDP only has to 'have regard to' the LPP. There is no guarantee that any of the carefully thought through proposals from a community would ever be given the status they deserve. Why would communities bother?
  • Posted by ddpeeps February 28, 2018 at 19:01

    I agree with Mrs Sue and Claire's comment on the CC structures and engagement needing totally overhauled. Many CC's are not fit for purpose nor are they equipped to deal with development of LPPs.
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