Community Planning

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Local authorities have a statutory duty of community planning under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). Community planning brings together the public sector, private sector, voluntary sector partners and the community to agree priorities on the planning and provision of services. This will ensure the most effective delivery of services and increase the benefits to the community. Further background information on the implementation of Community Planning across Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government Website (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership helps co-ordinate initiatives and partnerships that will improve public services for the Outer Hebrides. One of the ways that this takes place is through the implementation of the Single Outcome Agreement.

The Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership as required under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act is currently developing a Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) for the Outer Hebrides, and Locality Plans. It is anticipated these plans will be published by Autumn 2017.

The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is represented on the OHCPP by seven representatives. ( List of the Partners and their Representatives )

For further information on community planning in the Outer Hebrides please visit the OHCPP (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.

If you have any queries regarding the Outer Hebrides Community Planning Partnership, you can contact the External Strategy team:

Tel: 01851 822617

Community Planning Team

The Team will:

  • As required under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, assist the community planning partners in developing a coherent and effective approach to Community Planning.
  • Assist with the initiation, progression and monitoring of the Comhairle's participation in Community Planning.
  • Monitor developments and changes in Government policies and regulations relating to Community Planning insofar as these affect the Comhairle.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Integrated Children’s Service Plan through the Children and Young People’s Planning Partnership and Chief Officer Group
  • Oversee the implementation of the Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan through the Community Justice partnership
  • Develop, maintain and disseminate any information relevant to the work of the service, within the Comhairle, to other agencies, communities and interested parties

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