Community Planning inquiry

Closed 13 Jan 2023

Opened 7 Nov 2022


Community Planning aims to improve how organisations such as local government, health boards, and the police work together with other partners to improve local outcomes in an area. Community Planning Partnerships (‘CPPs’) exist in every local authority to identify priorities and to share resources to deliver services for people.

Part 2 of the Community Empowerment Act (2015) changed how community planning is delivered by CPPs. They have to develop Local Outcomes Improvement Plans and targeted ‘locality plans’ for smaller areas which need more support. Partners also have to work with communities to involve them in community planning.

This inquiry examines the impact of the Act on community planning and how CPPs respond to significant events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the current cost-of-living crisis.

We asked organisations directly involved in Community Planning Partnerships as well as communities and individuals about the impact the Partnerships have had. The responses have been published and can be accessed using the links below.

The call for views was aimed at members of Community Planning Partnerships (organisations or individuals) and asked a number of detailed questions about how the partnerships operate.

A shorter survey was aimed at other organisations or individuals who have an interest in community planning.



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