Empowerment Act: Community planning consultation published

The Scottish Government has published the consultation for the community planning section of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. 

The consultation on guidance and draft regulation seeks your views on how community planning should be approached and reviewed in local areas.

As part of the Act, Community Planning Partnerships were formalised, requiring them to exist in every Scottish local authority. CPPs will be formed from a range of different public organisations and be tasked with ensuring the participation of any community bodies which can contribute to community planning - particularly ones which represent disadvantages groups.

The Consultation Paper explains the requirements of the Act and provides pointers to best practice. It also outlines the proposed expectations on CPPs, as well as specific detail on Local Outcomes Improvement Plans (LOIPs) and locality plans.

The consultation is open to any individual or organisation in Scotland. It seeks your views on:

  • The principles of effective community planning.
  • How Community Planning Partnerships are reviewed in relation to their progress.
  • The population sizes of CPP areas.
  • Equalities issues related to the local outcomes improvement plans (LOIPs) and locality plans.

You can read the full Consultation Paper here and take the online consultation here. The closing date for responses is 13 June 2016.

SCDC has details of all of the Act's ongoing consultations, as well our detailed briefings, on our dedicated Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act page.