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Engender response to the Scottish Government consultation on Local Place Plan Regulations

Engender welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Local Place Plan Regulations. While women often play a central role in local community organising, they continue to be underrepresented in formal decision-making around planning and development, and consideration of women’s distinct needs remains almost entirely absent from Scottish Planning frameworks. While we recognise that Local Place Plans (LPPS) aim to support community-led and collaborative approaches to management and development of local places, we are concerned that the proposals perpetuate this exclusion and offer no plan to ensure the inclusion of women.

In this submission we have not focused on the content, registration and form of a Local Place Plan, believing this to be beyond the scope of our expertise. Instead, we have drawn attention to some critical considerations regarding women’s representation in community planning processes and the extent to which gender considerations can be ensured. We have also commented on the ‘partial equality impact assessment’. We strongly urge the Scottish Government to include a duty and framework for proactive consultation with communities of interest, including women, within the regulations for LPPs.

Date of publication: June 2021

Filename: Engender-response-to-the-Scottish-Government-consultation-on-Local-Place-Plan-Regulations.pdf | File size: 240KB | Tags: planning, public space, consultation response
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