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The Community Empowerment Act

The Community Empowerment Act provides a strong means to address social inclusion with its new focus on disadvantage at neighbourhood level and requirement for Community Planning Partnerships to draw up Locality Plans. It also complements this through aiming to strengthen community engagement in delivering public services and managing assets, including land.

A theme running through the Community Empowerment Act is what the Christie Commission described as co-production – the participation of communities in the design and delivery of the public services for those communities. Achievement of this ambition may require the machinery of government to adopt a more enabling role than its current focus on delivery.

Latest News

Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund Round 2 - open for applications

Round 2 of the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund is now open for applications and will close on 3 April 2018.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Urban Design with Nature Sharing Good Practice Event - 21 February 2018 - Battleby Conference Centre, Perth

Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage in partnership with ERZ Studio, WSP, and Glasgow City Council this free event is for urban planners, designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, contractors, engineers; house builders and social...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Associate Feature: Greening the grey - why Scotland needs green infrastructure

Holyrood Magazine has published an article written by our Chairman, Mike Cantlay, setting out the importance of Green Infrastructure and the positive impact it can have on communities.  You can view it ...

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
The Adult Health and Social Care Crisis - Green Infrastructure as part of the solution

Rather than regarding green infrastructure as a burden on hard-pressed public finances, we should embrace it as an important part of an approach to sustainable healthcare, says Ben Williams.

Friday, November 24th, 2017