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 first consultation has looked at the structure, approach and outcomes currently drafted, and has now closed. The Community Plan will now be updated to reflect comments received.
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 will be five Locality Plans representing the five localities of Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale. These Locality Plans are currently being drafted.