Community planning


Community planning is the process by which we, and other public bodies work with local communities, businesses and community groups to plan and deliver better services and improve the lives of people who live in Scotland.

The Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is tasked with taking this forward here in the Scottish Borders.

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 the Scottish Government requires the CPP to tackle local challenges and improve local outcomes, with a particular focus on reducing inequalities, by working together as a partnerships and with local communities and businesses.

The Scottish Borders Community Plan highlights what the Borders-wide inequalities are, and how the CPP together and with local communities and businesses can address those inequalities and improve outcomes.

Some inequalities and outcomes are not Borders wide but much more localised to specific communities, for example rural isolation. To reflect these more localised inequalities five Locality Plans are being prepared. There is one local plan for each of the following areas:

  • Berwickshire
  • Cheviot
  • Eildon
  • Teviot and Liddesdale
  • Tweeddale

These Locality Plans are taken forward at area partnerships.