Local Place Plans in context
Across the whole of Scotland, communities and local authorities are getting to grips with recent changes in planning law. At a community level, this means the development of Local Place Plans (LPPs), which are essentially community action plans, but which have a spatial (map based) element, for example plans for community ownership or management of land, buildings or other assets. In the Scottish Borders, community involvement in developing and implementing these plans has had several different labels such as “placemaking”, “place plans” or “community-led planning”. Last month, the Development Trust Association Scotland held a webinar to help shape learning between communities. The speakers included our own Beth Landon and Anne McNeill of A Heart for Duns. You can download Beth’s report of the event.