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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Duties on community planning partners

31.Section 14(1) allows a community planning partnership to allow a particular community planning partner not to comply with a community planning duty in relation to a particular local outcome or to comply with a duty in relation to a particular outcome only to a limited extent.

32.Subsections (2) to (5) of section 14 describe how the community planning partners, listed in schedule 1, must participate in community planning. These responsibilities include co-operating with other community planning partners in carrying out community planning (subsection (2)) and taking account of the published local outcomes improvement plan as part of its work (subsection (5)). They also include committing appropriate resources to the achievement of local outcomes set out in that plan and for the purpose of securing the participation of relevant community bodies in community planning (subsection (3)). Each community planning partner must provide the partnership with such information about the local outcomes in the plan which the partnership may request (subsection (4)).

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