Responses to regeneration discussion paper
The Scottish Government has produced a summary of the responses received to its regeneration discussion paper Building a Sustainable Future. There have been more than 70 responses to the discussion paper and these will be used to help develop the Scottish Government's regeneration strategy.
SCDC is encouraged that the responses give strong support for community-led regeneration, with a "significant emphasis placed on expanding the role of community groups." The summary also states that "there was some criticism that current structures do not allow for ‘unheard voices' to be taken account of - with community activity based around existing groups and not taking account of marginalised communities or those individuals who are not involved in organised groups." Furthermore, some respondents felt that groups need to be given adequate support and capacity building in order to make best use of community assets.
Read the full summary here