Community Planning

community plan and neighbourhood plans

Community Plan and Neighbourhood Plans

These plans will help to improve nine key communities in South Lanarkshire.  

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 means that we must publish these plans, along with when the improvements will be made.

We must use smaller areas within South Lanarkshire to identify residents experiencing the poorest outcomes and then publish individual plans for each area as these specific priorities may differ from those in the overall Community Plan.  The progress of every plan must also be reported publicly and reviewed regularly to ensure any progress continues to meet the needs of those living in these target areas.

None of these smaller areas should have a population of more than 30,000 and it should be agreed what constitutes a valid locality.  Following a detailed analysis of all 431 datazone levels across the 20 wards in South Lanarkshire, nine wards were identified as having sections of deprivation, poverty and inequality.


The South Lanarkshire Partnership is currently developing its Community Plan - 2017-2027 to improve opportunities for everyone in our communities.  The plan will help tackle inequalities where they exist the most.  The online survey closed on 18 August 2017 and thank you to all who participated.  For more information on the consultation please go to our Local Outcomes Improvement Plan Consultation page.

Area profiling tools

On these pages you can find Neighbourhood Profiles for the most deprived neighbourhoods in the nine identified wards which includes short films giving an overview of the main issues facing residents.

In addition to the neighbourhood profiles you can explore a wide range of statistics about your area and the people who live there.  Topics range from population, income and employment to housing, the environment and public safety.  Please go to our IMPROVE website to find out more about where you live.

Statistical information reports

South Lanarkshire Council's Central Research Unit publishes reports on statistical trends focusing on wealth and deprivation, enterprises, labour market and earnings, qualifications and learning, benefits take-up and sanctions, population and households, young people and education, community safety, health and care, alcohol and drugs and housing and homelessness.  Some reports can provide information about trends in South Lanarkshire compared to Scotland as a whole with in some cases, information available on a gender and age basis.  There are also reports covering forecasts of employment and population and households.  Please go to the IMPROVE reports page to access these reports.