Monday, 11 March 2013 at 6:00PM
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU, UK
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.
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