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Community planning

Community Planning brings together local agencies and organisations from the public, private, and voluntary sectors. Partners work with each other and local communities to deliver better public services. 

The agreed vision for Community Planning in South Lanarkshire is:

"To improve the quality of life for all in South Lanarkshire by ensuring equal access to opportunities and to services that meet people's needs". 

Key areas of focus include:

  • Improving health and tackling inequalities
  • Reducing crime and improving community safety
  • Promoting sustainable and inclusive communities and opportunities for all through life
  • Ensuring sustainable economic recovery and development
  • Tackling poverty

South Lanarkshire Council is part of the South Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and the Partnership Board has a key role in progressing Community Planning in this area. Membership of the Partnership Board includes:

  • Cambuslang and Rutherglen Community Partnership
  • Clydesdale Community Partnership
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Government
  • Seniors Together
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • VASLan (Community and Voluntary Sectors)

The statutory framework for Community Planning is set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

The Act requires CPPs to prepare and publish two types of plans which are the Community Plan which covers the whole CPP area and sets out the local outcomes that the Partnership will prioritise for improvement; and a Neighbourhood Plan which identifies smaller areas within the local authority which experience the poorest outcomes. 

The South Lanarkshire CPP has developed its Community Plan 2022-2032 to create a shared vision to come together and deliver improved opportunities for everyone in our communities which included the completion of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and the Post Adoption Statement which can be found on the Community Planning Partnership website. The Plan will inform Neighbourhood Plans which will tackle inequalities where they exist the most. 

Progress against the delivery of outcomes contained within the Community Plan will be monitored by all CPP Partners and an Annual Outcome Improvement Report 2022-23 will be produced which demonstrates progress and highlights the CPP’s contribution to improving outcomes.

To find out more about Community Planning in South Lanarkshire – please visit the South Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership website.