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Community Empowerment: A New Way to Plan and Deliver in Future?

A West of Scotland Chapter event

Monday, 11 March 2013 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU, UK
RTPI Scotland

The Scottish Government have a community empowerment agenda. During summer of 2012 they carried out an exploratory consultation to inform a proposed 'Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill', with a view to producing a draft Bill in summer 2013. 

This Bill, which is designed to "strengthen community participation, unlock enterprising community development and renew our communities" could represent the most radical shift of power to communities in recent years. What does this mean for the planning and delivery of development and regeneration in our communities in the future? Are we moving towards a more local neighbourhood planning regime as in England? Are communities ready and willing for the challenge?

Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning will outline the Government's latest thinking in relation to the CERB, in light of responses to the initial consultation. In addition, Chris Harkins from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health will highlight how communities could become more involved in influencing development and service delivery, with reference to recent research case studies.

Booking: Fiona Campbell at