Community planning

Scottish Borders Community Plan

The introduction of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership (CPP) to prepare and publish a Community Plan, sometimes referred to as a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP).

The Community Plan focuses on improving outcomes and reducing inequalities for the whole of the Scottish Borders. 

This is best addressed through a Borders wide approach, with community planning partners collectively working together, and with local communities and businesses.

Our aspiration is to have a Community Plan that is dynamic and interactive, a plan that responds to changes that occur within the Borders. As such, the CPP will be consulting periodically as the plan develops. 

The 2023-24 Community Plan was approved by the Community Planning Strategic Board in September 2023.

The Progress Report on our previous Community Plan is now available.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act legislation also requires the CPP to prepare and publish more localised plans addressing local challenges and to improve local outcomes.

There are five Locality Plans representing the five localities of:

These Locality Plans have been drafted through local area partnerships.

We have developed a Performance Management Framework that sets out how we will monitor our work.